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#Breast Implants

# breast-implants - All time

Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women
# Compensation
# Compensation

Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women

Jan 23rd 2017, 9:30 AM 13,340 Views 5 Comments

The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions - including from the owners of Barry's Tea
# Storm In A D-cup
# Storm In A D-cup

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions - including from the owners of Barry's Tea

Jul 16th 2016, 12:00 PM 23,245 Views 19 Comments

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

Hundreds of Irish women could have contaminated breast implants
# Warning
# Warning

Hundreds of Irish women could have contaminated breast implants

Sep 25th 2015, 7:15 PM 12,927 Views 31 Comments

This comes as a Brazilian manufacturer has had its certificate of conformity withdrawn.

Breast implants are the most searched-for plastic surgery in Ireland
# Under The Knife
# Under The Knife

Breast implants are the most searched-for plastic surgery in Ireland

Jan 8th 2015, 7:30 AM 7,464 Views 11 Comments

But what else are we looking up?

10,000 Irish women could be victims of faulty PIP implants: lawyers
# Pip Scandal
# Pip Scandal

10,000 Irish women could be victims of faulty PIP implants: lawyers

Sep 8th 2014, 1:03 PM 8,965 Views 11 Comments

Potential €150 million lawsuit against PIP certifier on behalf of local patients even if implants haven’t ruptured.

Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed
# Pip Scandal
# Pip Scandal

Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed

Dec 10th 2013, 12:24 PM 5,285 Views 11 Comments

Jean-Claude Mas of PIP will spend four years in prison, while a number of the firm’s ex-managers have been convicted of fraud.

Silicone in controversial PIP breast implants won't cause cancer says report
# European Commission
# European Commission

Silicone in controversial PIP breast implants won't cause cancer says report

Oct 30th 2013, 1:05 PM 4,579 Views 11 Comments

A European Commission report confirmed that no toxins are present in the implants, but that removal should be considered under certain circumstances.

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal
# Implants
# Implants

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:44 PM 4,143 Views 4 Comments

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee
# PIP
# PIP

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee

Jul 26th 2012, 8:17 AM 3,674 Views 6 Comments

The plastic surgery clinic refused an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee on the PIP breast implant scandal.

State to cover removal costs after clinic criticised over PIP breast implants
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

State to cover removal costs after clinic criticised over PIP breast implants

Jul 3rd 2012, 3:21 PM 3,462 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Health has said it does not believe the Harley Medical Group will fulfil its obligations in an acceptable manner and so care will be provided by the State.

Chief Medical Officer urged to seek replacement of PIP implants
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

Chief Medical Officer urged to seek replacement of PIP implants

May 9th 2012, 7:51 AM 1,442 Views 0 Comments

Solicitors working on behalf of some women affected by the defective PIP breast implants have called for the implants to be replaced, and not just removed.

Implant removal cost will be met by clinics - Chief Medical Officer
# Health
# Health

Implant removal cost will be met by clinics - Chief Medical Officer

May 4th 2012, 8:48 AM 1,601 Views 3 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan told the Oireachtas yesterday that 138 PIP implants have ruptured as of mid-April.

Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response

May 3rd 2012, 8:57 AM 766 Views 3 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'
# PIP
# PIP

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'

Mar 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,039 Views 34 Comments

Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House
# Health
# Health

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House

Mar 29th 2012, 6:44 AM 1,026 Views 2 Comments

Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Mar 15th 2012, 7:50 PM 3,677 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Defective breast implants could have been used in Irish clinics before 2001
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

Defective breast implants could have been used in Irish clinics before 2001

Mar 15th 2012, 4:39 PM 1,291 Views 9 Comments

More patients could be affected on the back of this new information, said the Irish Medicines Board.

New regulation for cosmetic surgery clinics on the way
# Cosmetic Surgery
# Cosmetic Surgery

New regulation for cosmetic surgery clinics on the way

Mar 14th 2012, 10:25 AM 1,756 Views 6 Comments

James Reilly is working on legislation which will provide for mandatory licencing of health providers, including cosmetic surgeries.

PIP breast implants boss released on bail
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

PIP breast implants boss released on bail

Jan 27th 2012, 3:57 PM 1,096 Views 6 Comments

Jean-Claude Mas faces charges of causing bodily harm over the breast implant controversy affecting thousands of women.

Former head of breast implant company PIP arrested in France
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

Former head of breast implant company PIP arrested in France

Jan 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,064 Views 2 Comments

PIP has been at the centre of an implant scandal over concerns their implants could burst.

Surgeons call for ban on cosmetic surgery ads
# Cosmetic Surgery
# Cosmetic Surgery

Surgeons call for ban on cosmetic surgery ads

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:14 PM 1,878 Views 12 Comments

The British surgeons are calling for a number of changes to take place to bring in tighter controls in the cosmetic surgery sector, following a recent breast implants scandal.

Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare

Jan 7th 2012, 10:19 AM 2,682 Views 0 Comments

The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants
# Implants
# Implants

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants

Jan 6th 2012, 6:05 PM 1,409 Views 3 Comments

There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.

Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss
# Wanted
# Wanted

Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss

Dec 24th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,037 Views 13 Comments

Frenchman Jean Claude Mas is wanted in Costa Rica for “life and health” offences.

France offers to pay for 30,000 breast implant removals
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

France offers to pay for 30,000 breast implant removals

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:25 PM 3,301 Views 12 Comments

The French government said the implants should be removed over safety fears – but the Irish Medicines Board has said there is no evidence of risk.

French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants
# Implants
# Implants

French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants

Dec 23rd 2011, 11:11 AM 976 Views 2 Comments

The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.

Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants
# Breast Implants
# Breast Implants

Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants

Dec 21st 2011, 3:51 PM 2,154 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.

Thousands advised to remove breast implants over leaking concerns
# Implants
# Implants

Thousands advised to remove breast implants over leaking concerns

Dec 21st 2011, 10:24 AM 2,458 Views 21 Comments

Tens of thousands of women in Britain and France with low-grade silicon implants have been advised to have them removed over concerns they could leak.

Venezuelan politician raffles breast implants
# Campaign Promises
# Campaign Promises

Venezuelan politician raffles breast implants

Aug 29th 2010, 3:04 PM 274 Views 0 Comments

One politician’s unusual campaign strategy.