PIP implant

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PIP implant

Poly Implant Prothese implant. A breast implant manufactured in France, which caused a considerable scandal when it was revealed that the PIP had used industrial-, not medical-, grade silicone to fill the implants, leading to a 5% rupture rate (vs the 1% rate which is typical of medical silicone-filled implants). The NHS and private clinics who put them in 40,000 women in the UK offered to remove them for free.
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IRISH victims of the PIP breast implant controversy have been urged to make a claim before the deadline expires tomorrow.
The victims of the PIP breast implant scandal have been cruelly and criminally treated and we are determined to get justice and financial compensation for them.
He added that a case of criminal fraud like the PIP breast implant should never be allowed to happen again, but a centralized pre-marketing authorization system like the one proposed by Roth-Behrendt would not have prevented PIP.
It's definitely needed - especially as when things go wrong, as they did with the PIP breast implant, it's the NHS and therefore the taxpayer who picks up the tab.
A MIDLAND health campaigner caught up in the PIP breast implant scandal has demanded urgent action to ensure history is not repeated.
A ban on cut-price deals and a clampdown on aggressive sales techniques for cosmetic surgery are among ideas submitted to a review of the industry ordered in the wake of the PIP breast implant scandal.
The problems seen with the ASR and other similar hip implants, and more recently with the PIP breast implant scandal, raise serious questions about how dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals make it onto the market.
If a PIP Breast Implant is defective and/or bursts, any woman potentially becomes a personal injury claimant.
The PiP breast implant scandal once again exposed how there was a lack of minimum standards and how there was a complete lack of a duty of care from the Government towards the affected women.
On the Internet, the code leads directly to the site of the PIP breast implant.
The Decree, prompted by recent healthcare scandals including the PIP breast implant recall, makes medical device advertising to healthcare professionals subject to prior approval and prohibits direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising.
This has outraged victims of the PIP breast implant scandal.