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Welcome News for Victims of Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Welcome News for Victims of Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Government ministers have announced that from the New Year, there will be standardised training for surgeons and a national registry to track the safety of implants.

This is welcome news for anyone thinking of going under the knife and some comfort for those victims of PIP breast implants that at long last the government is taking action to prevent another PIP implant scandal happening again. Besides the training and register, there will also be new rules on the advertising of plastic surgery.

Following the scandal of the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants two years ago, an independent review was carried out by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England.

In his report published in April 2013, gaps were identified in the system of regulations; in particular, women who had breast implants were unaware as to the type of implant they had received, leaving them living in fear.

Also, there were no records kept of warnings by surgeons on the rates of ruptures or problems with the various types of implant devices.

Earlier this month, a French court jailed Jean-Claude Mass, CEO of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) for the manufacture of faulty implants which contained sub-standard silicone gel. The reforms will not come soon enough.

These reforms include:-

• A national registry of breast implants to track the long term record of devices and the performance of surgeons;
• New training standards and qualifications for all types of cosmetic surgeons;
• Stricter regulations on marketing and sales, with bans on time limited offers that create pressure for quick decisions and irresponsible marketing;
• Every surgeon carrying out cosmetic surgery will be required to take out indemnity insurance, which means patients who are treated poorly or have suffered harm will have financial recourse should the provider of botched cosmetic surgery go bankrupt.

Currently there are no restrictions on those providing Botox, chemical peels and dermal fillers. With these new rules, all cosmetic surgeons will have to keep a log of patient outcomes, and most importantly, have insurance to compensate any negligence they may cause.

Many who were failed by the PIP scandal found themselves not only living in fear of a faulty breast implant, they were also left without any financial recourse to remove and replace their implants because a large number of cosmetic companies became bankrupt.

With indemnity insurance, at least vulnerable victims will have at least the safety net of being able to be compensated.

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Written by Wai

Wai Yi is our joint Managing Director. She joined the firm originally as an articled clerk to the founder, Keith Beardsell and qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She became an equity partner in 1997, and upon the creation of Beardsells LLP in 2011, she became joint Managing Director. You can follow Wai Yi on Google+.

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