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Hiding Behind The Veil Of Incorporation

‘Women who had PIP implants inserted are finding less consumer protection than their sisters who purchased a vacuum cleaner – Sunday Times’

Companies who operated on 1000’s of patients carried no or insufficient insurance against the use of faulty implants they provided and depended on their surgeons insurance which often was supplied from abroad.

To avoid any responsibility they go through a legal process of liquidation changing the name of the holding company with a new board of directors (sometimes family members) and then carry on using the same or almost the same trading name and the same registered address.

Despite the mission statement on their websites of care they are able to carry on doing more and more breast implant operations without anybody realising how little they are protected.

So buyers beware, always read the small print, it is vital more is done to reform an industry in which patient welfare comes second to the pursuit of profits.