PIP Breast Implant Recall Ireland

PIP – Deception was going on longer than previously thought

The French regulator of medical devices (AFSSAPS) has released an update on the PIP scandal. The update states that new information discovered in their investigation of the affair has revealed that the PIP company appears to have been using silicone unfit for use in medical devices several years before 2001. Precisely when PIP began their [...]

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John McCarthy Solicitor on RTE’s Prime Time

We've put together a short clip of John's contribution to the RTE Prime Time Special on the PIP Breast Implant recall scandal below:

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John on Prime Time Special on PIP Breast Implant Scandal

John was interviewed for the Prime Time Special on the PIP Breast Implant Scandal which aired last night. There's a link to the show on the RTE Player here. (The PIP piece starts at 15.50 in the link.)

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PIP Breast Implant Recall Ireland: McCarthy Solicitors’ Latest Update

It has been confirmed to us by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) that some patients who had their surgeries organised through Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Ltd did in fact receive PIP breast implants. As in the case of The Hospital Group before this, the IMB has only confirmed this to be the case after we inquired [...]

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PIP Breast Implants Ireland Update 24th January 2012

Having witnessed the anguish and worry that the Irish women who are affected by the PIP breast implant scandal have been forced to undergo, it’s hard to see any positive aspect to this whole sorry saga. But in a strange way there may be one positive thing to emerge from the calamity.  There have been [...]

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PIP Update 23rd January 2012

This is an interesting video clip providing some international context to the unfolding PIP breast implant scandal: We will be posting exclusive information on this unfolding situation as we become aware of it. If you found this post useful or interesting, you might like to subscribe to our mailing list below to ensure that you [...]

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PIP Update 20th January 2012

We continue to take calls from clients who have received breast augmentation surgery in the three named clinics in Ireland concerned that they may have received PIP breast implants. A small number of women have been successfully able to verify that the implants they received from the Harley Medical Group are not PIP brand and, [...]

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PIP Update 19th January 2012

The PIP breast implant scandal has been gathering pace since media reports on the subject released during the Christmas period underlined the potential seriousness of the situation for the estimated 300,000 women worldwide who have received these implants. The anxiety of Irish women has been heightened due to a complete lack of relevant information being [...]

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Irish health authorities shouldn’t welsh on their duty to PIP victims

While it’s difficult to fathom how the health authorities on the mainland of Europe have managed to arrive at such a fundamentally different decision to their counterparts in Britain and Ireland as to what advice to provide to women affected by the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implant scandal, the most recent development in this sorry [...]

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UK authorities review their response to the PIP breast implant crisis

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had previously stated quite categorically that the removal of breast implants from women affected by the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) scandal was unnecessary. In the most up-to-date statement on its website, published on 23 December 2011, the MHRA stated as follows: “Following the announcement in France [...]

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Irish PIP victimes being let down by authorities

The stress and worry which Irish recipients of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast augmentation implants are being needlessly subjected to can only be imagined. Unlike the French women affected, Irish patients are not being offered surgery if they want to have their PIP implants removed, with the Irish authorities attempting to play down the seriousness [...]

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QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE CHOOSING A COSMETIC SURGERY CLINIC OR SURGEON

Once cosmetic surgery was something of a taboo subject, with the general consensus being that its use was confined to narcissistic Hollywood movie stars with too much money and not enough sense.  In more recent times, however, attitudes have changed significantly in this country, as has the cost of many procedures. This combination of increased [...]

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