When breast implants go wrong

The PIP breast implant litigation made national headlines and we were one of the Law firms involved in bringing claims against the practitioners, distributors and credit providers involved.

It was a worrying, difficult and in some cases devastating time for the women we acted for and showed exactly why excellent service should be at the heart of what any law firm does.

As well as dealing with the technicalities of the cases, we were able to assist with important advice and support for those undergoing operations to remove defective implants.

We were also able to deal with most of the paperwork and negotiations, reducing the stress for victims at a difficult time.

Unfortunately due to some clinics going into administration, not all claims were successful, but we certainly pushed as far and as hard as possible to get results for those who had been left suffering, acting on a no win no fee basis in most cases.

If you have a problem with breast implants

Over 8,000 people a year have breast implants and inevitably problems will arise for some, whether due to faulty products or poor treatment from clinics or surgeons.

These cases can be complicated, but we have an excellent network of barristers, polymer experts and manufacturing professionals to complement our own knowledge and help us find the truth.

If you believe you have a claim the first thing we will do is discuss the situation with you. With your permission we will also request your notes and maybe have an independent expert review them.

Following this we can advise you on whether we think you have a case and if so whom we will pursue for damages. This can often be on a no-win/no-fee basis if you have a good case.

If you are thinking of implants…

Any surgical procedure has risks so take your time to choose the right surgeon and clinic for your breast implants.

It is easy to produce glossy literature or web pages, so never be taken in. Ask your GP for recommendations, Google the surgeon and clinic, ask for detailed information and generally ask around.

Listen to your instincts too. If you feel uneasy about anything when choosing a provider, walk away.

There is one other precaution you can take which could at least make gaining compensation easier if things did go wrong – and that is to pay for any private surgery with a credit card.

In one case we successfully claimed against the credit provider under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, for a full refund and for damages to pay for physical and psychological injuries.

Sometimes it can pay to be a little creative!

If you would like to discuss your case with us, in confidence and without obligation, please contact us.


Lisa has more than 12 years’ experience of dealing with Personal Injury matters ranging from road traffic accidents to workplace injury and liability. She offers a sympathetic and professional approach to her clients’ problems and advises on funding options (including insurance, Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements.)

Her extensive knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules, skills in evidence gathering and analysis of liability and causation, and experience in risk assessment and settlement negotiation make her a valuable asset to clients and colleagues alike.

She is also a member of Verisona Law’s Historic Abuse Team and undertakes documentary analysis, work relating to case evidence and the development of legal arguments to secure successful settlements.  She is fluent in German and Persian.

Lisa also has experience in Civil Litigation regarding Debt Recovery, Breach of Contract, and Insolvency Law.

Lisa studied ‘Contract Law, European Law and Employment Law’ as part of her degree in BA (HONS) Business Administration. She has also studied other business subjects, including accounting.

Having completed her degree, Lisa started work for Verisona Law in November 1999 in the Personal Injury department as a Trainee Litigation Clerk and since then has developed extensive skills in relation to personal injury litigation and case preparation.

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Slip and trip claims
  • Occupier’s liability claims
  • Product Liability claims
  • Industrial disease claims
  • Work related upper limb disorder claims
  • Clinical negligence, including amputation claims
  • Cosmetic surgery claims
  • Abuse claims