Thousands of women may be eligible to seek clinical negligence compensation after it emerged their breast implants may be dangerous.
Authorities in France are currently deliberating whether or not to ask the 30,000 females who have undergone surgery involving Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to have these products removed amid safety fears.
There is concern that implants provided by this organisation may contain an unauthorised gel that is prone to both leaking and rupturing.
Consequently, the French government is now looking into the details of this issue to determine if there is a need for the affected women to have their products taken out.
Dr Laurent Lantieri, a plastic surgeon on the specialist committee set up by the administration, told Liberation: "We have to remove all these implants ... we're facing a health crisis, linked to a fraud."
Meanwhile, some 45,000 females in the UK are also thought to have had PIP surgery, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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Posted by Francesca Witney