Barrowford PIP victims’ campaigner welcomes arrest

Lancashire Telegraph: FAULTY Vanessa's removed implants FAULTY Vanessa's removed implants

A MODEL from Barrowford behind a victims’ campaign group has welcomed the arrest of the boss of the faulty breast implants firm.

Vanessa Halstead, 29, decided to act after suffering months of physical and mental pain when her PIP implant ruptured and feeling let down by the Manchester clinic which fitted her implants in 2004.

She said the arrest of Jean-Claude Mas was only the first step in the fight for justice.

Her Justice For PIP Victims campaign is helping women through its free advice website.

She said: “This is the first step in obtaining the justice for women who had PIP implants fitted and who have been to hell and back through no fault of their own.”

The campaign is calling for tighter regulation of breast augmentation and women to be compensated for ruptured implants.

Vanessa has now had her implants removed and replaced after being put in touch with a reputable cosmetic surgeon.

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11:50am Fri 27 Jan 12

Between_the_lions says...

8. I’m considering having breast implants for the first time. How can I be sure they are safe and who are the best people to go to?

You only get what you pay for. Ask us for a list of reputable surgeons.
Let’s get this straight. It’s an urban myth that surgical procedures are more expensive if carried out in reputable hospitals. We will help you do your homework and find a hospital/surgeon working within ethical boundaries.

So, you get what you pay for huh?
You got it done on the cheap then bleat for a quick fix on the NHS. (pre-removal surgery)

Your reply the the question above from the site is very poor.
8. I’m considering having breast implants for the first time. How can I be sure they are safe and who are the best people to go to? You only get what you pay for. Ask us for a list of reputable surgeons. Let’s get this straight. It’s an urban myth that surgical procedures are more expensive if carried out in reputable hospitals. We will help you do your homework and find a hospital/surgeon working within ethical boundaries. So, you get what you pay for huh? You got it done on the cheap then bleat for a quick fix on the NHS. (pre-removal surgery) Your reply the the question above from the site is very poor. Between_the_lions

11:54am Fri 27 Jan 12

Between_the_lions says...

P.S Do you make anything from the 0845 number? (I know local authorities use 0845 and was very surprised to find out they earned from it)
P.S Do you make anything from the 0845 number? (I know local authorities use 0845 and was very surprised to find out they earned from it) Between_the_lions

10:52pm Sun 29 Jan 12

pocketdragon says...

Do you normally have conversations with yourself???
Do you normally have conversations with yourself??? pocketdragon

10:52pm Sun 29 Jan 12

pocketdragon says...

Do you normally have conversations with yourself???
Do you normally have conversations with yourself??? pocketdragon

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