Tindall Gask Bentley Partner Tim White has welcomed the much needed rise in support for Australian women with Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants.
As more than 250 women register for the firm’s proposed class action, a Senate Inquiry has also been launched into the handling of the PIP issue in Australia.
“Australian women with PIP implants have felt as if they are facing these significant health concerns alone, but now they have some hope,” Mr White said.
“They believe this Inquiry will offer them a chance to have their voices heard by the authorities, and for action to be taken.
“This has been a major issue in Europe, so it is pleasing that we are finally seeing further investigations here in Australia for the 5000 women with these implants.”
Mr White said the majority of women who have contacted his firm have had complications with their implants.
“The issues include rippling, bleeding and rupturing of implants, with many experiencing the pooling of silicone in their arm pits,” he said.
“This can result in significant pain, rashes, migranes, fevers and hair loss, and a growing number of women have been forced to go back into surgery to remove the implants.
“It is also taking a psychological toll with some women experiencing anxiety and depression, as they struggle to come to terms with the issue.”
Australian women with PIP breast implants can call lawyer Tim White on (08) 8212 1077.