PIPS Update 2015: English PIP Victims Seek Compensation in French Legal Action

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If you have been a victim of the Poly Implant Prosthèse (PIP) breast implant scandal and have not already received compensation in the UK courts then you now have the opportunity to bring a claim in the French courts.

A French judge has ruled that the German company, TUV Rheinland, which was paid to supervise the manufacturer of the implants, failed to do so properly. TUV has been ordered to pay compensation because it failed to carry out unannounced inspections on the manufacturer or check the company was using medical grade silicone. This judgement is being appealed by TUV. If the appeal is dismissed, TUV, a company with extensive assets in Europe, will be required to compensate PIP victims.

The French action is open to women in the UK, but strict time limits apply.

The likely award from a court in France is expected to be between £5,000 – £15,000, possibly more, depending on personal experience.

|We are working in partnership with lawyers in France to bring UK PIP claims to the French Courts. We can undertake this work on behalf of PIPs victims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We are dealing with hundreds of PIPs cases for women throughout England and Wales. Our lawyers are therefore hugely experienced in this specialised area of law and we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of personal service.

We are recommended for personal injury law by the independent Legal 500 and have accreditation from Lexcel, the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in legal client care.

If you have had PIP implants and would like us to register your claim under the French compensation action call us on 0808 139 1592 or email us to [email protected].