A major report by MPs criticising the Government’s stance over the PIP breast implant scandal has been welcomed by a leading medical negligence lawyer.
Ashley Attwood has been a vocal critic of the Government’s failure to order the replacement of the faulty French implants on the NHS.
Mr Attwood, who has offered advice to thousands of women caught up in the scandal, said: “The House of Commons Health
Committee report says to put women through two surgical procedures when one would do flies in the face of commonsense.
“This report must be welcomed and acted upon. We are offering advice to clients throughout the country and believe they should be given the necessary surgery if their private clinic will not help them.”
Mr Attwood is Principal Solicitor at Attwood Solicitors of Stoke-on-Trent.
Along with colleagues, Mr Attwood has regularly given advice since the PIP scandal broke at the beginning of 2012, using a blog and the media to offer assistance to the estimated 47,000 English victims.
Thousands of women in the UK are known to have been fitted with implants made from low industrial grade silicon.
The Welsh Parliament has agreed to free replacement, but this is not the case in England.
For advice on the PIP implants issue please contact Attwood Solicitors on 0800 145 5105 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).