One ray of hope for women involved in PIP/defective breast implant cases is that they may have a claim against their credit card company and or finance company (if loans were arranged) and be able to have the implants removed. It has been reported in the national press that one woman had recovered £3700 from Lloyds TSB on the grounds that she was sold “faulty goods”.
It is well established that if you purchase goods which are faulty or become defective with a credit card that you can seek to purse an action against the credit card company as you are afforded some protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/39/section/75
An added advantage of pursuing claims of this type is if, claimants are turned down by the credit card companies initially, then a complaint can be made to the Financial Services Ombudsman.
If you would like a free initial assessment as to whether you can bring a claim in these circumstances contact us email@example.com
Richard Hopkin is a specialist litigation lawyer you can follow him on twitter @tortiouslawyer