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Slee Blackwell Solicitors recover €495,000 interim damages in the French courts on behalf of victims of the PIP breast implant scandal Slee Blackwell are pursuing claims in the French courts for women who have suffered injury as a result of receiving defective PIP breast implants. Interim payments totalling €495,000 have already been recovered on behalf of our clients in the French litigation. The PIP scandal hit the headlines when it was discovered that Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a French company manufacturing breast implants,...

A decision in the French courts has created an opportunity for women who missed out on the first wave of PIP compensation claims to finally seek justice. Since 2012 we have recovered significant sums of money for victims of the PIP scandal. This has seen us teaming up with lawyers in France in order to pursue claims there on behalf of women in the UK. It was thought that no new PIP claims would be allowed, but the French courts have now...

As a lawyer specialising in cosmetic surgery negligence claims throughout the country I’m often asked for guidance by people who are contemplating going under the knife. They may have read the horror stories regularly featured in the press or seen one of the TV programmes about botched cosmetic surgery that now feature heavily on the satellite channels. What they want to know is whether there is anything they can do to avoid becoming a victim themselves. Needless to say, it is...

The General Medical Council is introducing new rules designed to offer greater protection to patients undergoing cosmetic procedures in this country. The rules, which come into force in June and apply to both private clinics and the NHS, are aimed at ensuring patients are not rushed or pressured into having cosmetic surgery. Marketing promotions such as two-for-one offers are to be banned and any doctors found to be in breach of the rules will face being struck off the medical register. Surgeon and...

Our client consulted a cosmetic surgeon regarding a rhinoplasty procedure in 2013. She specifically asked him not to reduce the size and profile of her nose and discussed in great detail what her expectations of the surgery were. The cosmetic surgeon agreed that he could provide the look she wanted and advised her that she needed septoplasty as her nose was deviated. On the day of the surgery in January 2014 the cosmetic surgeon went through the consent process with our client...

Our client consulted a private cosmetic surgeon at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. The surgeon recommended that a mini face lift and an Endotyne brow lift be carried out and advised on what his fee for the procedure would be. The operation was arranged to take place on 24th October 2012. It was performed at the Springfield Hospital. On 4th February 2013 our client was reviewed by the cosmetic surgeon who concluded that the Endotyne procedure had not elevated the brows laterally as...

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...

Specialist clinical negligence lawyer, Oliver Thorne, examines the legacy of the PIP scandal Following the first silicone breast implant on Timmie Jean Lindsey in 1962, there have been concerns about the idea of breast augmentation surgery. As a result of that surgery in 1962, millions of women have gone under the knife: some in a quest to find the perfect body, others as a necessity following breast cancer surgery. In 1991 the French company Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) was founded and manufacture...

Have you have been left feeling dissatisfied and traumatised by cosmetic surgery gone wrong? Would you like to appear in a forthcoming television series made by critically acclaimed production company, Maverick Television? The producers have approached Slee Blackwell’s cosmetic surgery claim team to help them find victims of failed cosmetic surgery, including eyelid reconstruction, face lifts, rhinoplasty, breast surgery and excessive scarring. They would also like to hear from people affected by beauty treatments that have gone badly such as liposuction,...

Specialist cosmetic surgery lawyers, Slee Blackwell Solicitors, have once again been acknowledged by the prestigious legal directory, The Legal 500. The Legal 500 UK 2011 edition, which has just been published, recognises Slee Blackwell’s personal injury team, headed by solicitor, James McNally, for its expertise in this niche area of law. Other departments within the firm have also gained praise which is excellent news for Slee Blackwell. To be widely named in the Legal 500 is a fantastic achievement for the firm...