Victims of PIP silicone breast implants are currently in the process of receiving compensation payout for the poisoned implants. The French medical implants manufacturer Poly Implant Prothse (PIP) was found guilty of selling poisoned implants to more than 400,000 women worldwide (Source: Breast Implants Perth) . Approximately 50,000 British women who used these implants are affected. These women are suffering health complications caused by the improper breast implants.
The poisonous implants has scared women across Europe and other parts of the world. The problem with the PIP manufactured implants is that it had a double rapture rate. Apart from the high risk of rapture, the implants were made using poor quality silicone. The UK report that broke out the scandal indicated that the silicone used to manufacture the implant is similar to that used to manufacture mattresses. The poor quality material is the onset of the poisoned implant.
After a lengthy legal battle across Europe, PIP stakeholders have been asked to compensate their victims with 60 million Euros. The 20,000 registered victims are expected to get 3,000 Euros each, but critics say that this amount of money is not enough for the medical negligence where victims were paying up to 4,000 euros for breast augmentation. Additionally, victims have endured more medical expenses from the poor health and complexity caused by the controversial implant.
Several victims have revealed the medical complexities that they have experienced since using the ill-fated implant. One such victim is Samantha Turner from Somerset. Samantha 33, was fitted with this implant when she was 25 years old. Approximately 8 years later, she has undergone five more surgeries all resulting from the complexities caused by the poisoned implant. Samantha is one of the 400,000 victims who has confessed this “The poison that was put into my body has wreaked havoc. I was feeling sick and in pain, yet no one could identify what was wrong with me”.
In Samantha’s case, silicone from the ruptured implants leaked into her body’s lymph nodes. Contaminating her lymph nodes led to their removal due to the cancer scare. Lymph node removal led several permanent nerve-damage and with blood clot problems. With this medical complication, she can’t work properly hence difficulties raising her children.
Another victim, Michele Nethercott, 33, from Brighton also underwent the same breast augmentation when she was 20. Thirteen years later Michele realized she had been fitted with the poisonous implant. Even though her implants have not ruptured to cause her problems, she knows that it’s a time tick bomb. She has little option. She is likely to stay with the poisonous implants. Thinking about removing them privately will cost her approximately 8,000 euros, the amount she does not have.
The fate of women who have had breast augmentation with the poisonous implants is unknown regarding their compensation because none has yet to receive the 3,000. It looks like they will have to file new suit if they do not receive the money in time. The fight for the poisonous implant will not seem to end despite the scandalous cosmetic industry taking control of women who have had these implants voluntarily.