As many as 47,000 British women may be entitled to claim PIP breast implant compensation, but they should act quickly as the next hearing is scheduled for 17th December 2018.
Following the landmark ruling of the French Supreme Court (10 October 2018) it has been estimated that a staggering 400,000 women worldwide may now be able to recover compensation for their defective PIP breast implants.
The Cour de Cassation in Paris overturned the French Court of Appeal, opening the way for PIP victims across the world to seek compensation from German company, TUV Rheinland which certified the faulty implants.
Although some British PIP victims have received compensation, many more remain without recompense. It had been feared that those women would never receive justice, but this latest ruling has given them hope that at long last they will be able to claim PIP breast implant compensation.
In collaboration with French lawyer Olivier Aumaitre we have been battling in the French courts on behalf of a group of British women. This latest decision means their claims can now progress and we are hopeful that compensation payments of up to 20,000 euros will be made.
It also allows a new group of women who had previously missed out on compensation to present a claim.
Oliver Thorne is the partner at Slee Blackwell who has led the fight for the British women in France. He believes there could be as many as 47,000 women in the UK who received PIP implants. The vast majority of those women will not have been compensated and Oliver is now urging them to come forward before 17th December to stake their PIP breast implant compensation claim. Oliver said:
“It is important that anyone who still wants to make a claim doesn’t delay. The next court hearing in France is scheduled for 17th December 2018 and while that is not a definite cut-off date my strong recommendation is that women should initiate their claim before that date.”
To join the new court proceedings and for details of our No Win, No Fee funding scheme call our PIP breast implant compensation helpline on 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected]