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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Product liability: Breast implants

    One cosmetic surgery that has always been at the forefront of plastics and becomes more popular each year is breast implants. Through the power of the media, photo shopping and decreased self esteem, more and more women want bigger breasts and surgeons comply by implanting silicone pads into the breasts to make them look larger. Like all surgeries this comes with risks. This surgery can lead to many complications and can lead to a serious accident claim, especially if you have a slip, trip or fall shortly after the implants.

    If you have watched the news during the past few years you would have seen that a certain brand of breast implants have been proved to be faulty as they have split whilst in the breast and leaked silicone into the cavity. This could cause serious complications and many have since been removed to prevent such serious injury claims.

    Complications which could lead to a fall injury

    In the past breast implant complications have mainly been the physical affect they have on the body from getting a bad back if you go too big, to perhaps even being more susceptible to slip, trips or falls due to the change in your centre of balance. But, it is only the past few years when it has been the physical product causing many of the injury claims and not the affect of having the products inserted.

    How can a slip, trip or fall after surgery cause a serious accident claim?

    A slip, trip or fall can cause injury and harm even if you haven’t had surgery recently. But, if you have just had breast implants the fall can be even more harmful as it could mean anything from ripped stitches to burst silicone implants. So, a trip or fall after surgery can mean more severe injuries and perhaps a larger slip, trip or fall claim depending on the situation of the accident and where it happened.

    If you have had an accident whether it is a slip, trip or fall or a faulty breast implant and you want to make a claim for compensation speak to Accident Advice Helpline for advice. Their advice line is answered 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and many claims can even be processed by phone. Alternatively, find out how much you could claim for by taking the 30 second compensation calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website.

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    Date Published: January 5, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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