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Spanish women to sue over breast implants

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:403
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    Twenty Spanish women with soya oil breast implants are to sue the UK based manufacturer, AEI, and its Barcelona based importer, Colagen Biomédica, after being advised that they should have the prostheses removed.

    The women will sue the companies through the Spanish Association of Victims of Health Errors (Avinesa), which is providing them with legal aid. Maria Antonia Moral, the association's president, said that the company's offer to pay for the surgical removal of the implants did not go far enough and that patients should be compensated. The Spanish Ministry of Health and the Spanish Society of Plastic Surgeons (SECPRE) jointly issued a protocol governing the removal the Trilucent implants.

    The authorities have decided …

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