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PIP compensation for women who paid by credit card

8th January 2013

Women who used Lloyds TSB credit cards to pay the bill for their PIP breast implants will be entitled to "full, proper compensation".

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Around 600 women are being represented by solicitor Richard Langton in a group litigation case.

While Lloyds TSB has agreed to compensation, the law team are still in negotiations with 23 other credit card companies.

The team also want to seek compensation from the company which gave PIP implants the CE safety symbol.

Mr Langton told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme: "Lloyds TSB said they wanted to cut through expensive lawyers' fees and argument. They saw that the claims were perfectly valid and have asked us to set up a scheme where they will get full, proper compensation".

According to section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, a person who paid for services or goods using a credit card is entitled to "personal injury compensation". 

He added: "A woman is entitled to compensation as if they were making the claim against the clinic. That's not just the cost of surgery but personal injury damages which in some cases could be £10,000 or even more."

The UK Cards Association said it was looking at ways of determining the best "course of action" for "protecting" people who were seeking compensation for the sale of PIP implants.

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