Five-figure Compensation For Exploding Implant Victim
A middle-aged woman who travelled abroad to receive low cost breast implants has successfully claimed compensation thought to be a five-figure sum. The action was taken against her credit card company after one of her implants painfully exploded.
45-year-old Alison Chapman travelled to Tunisia for the procedure in 2009, but said she had suffered a "horrendous and humiliating" ordeal after the surgery went wrong.
A long time sufferer of low self-esteem, Ms Chapman booked the operation to address the size and shape of her breasts and chose the clinic in Tunisia after finding it on the internet.
However, after returning to England, the mother-of-one had to go back to Tunisia as she was disappointed with the results which she felt had left her breasts uneven. After the corrective procedure in May 2009, Ms Chapman was in agony when she arrived back in the UK and her left breast exploded when she had a shower.
"I looked on the internet and, when I came across the clinic in Tunisia, it seemed professional so I made the decision to go. It's now one of the biggest regrets of my life, said Ms Chapman.
"After both operations, the staff seemed more bothered about getting cash from me than providing me with any after-care or support. I was in absolute agony after the second operation and knew something wasn't right, but when I called the clinic for advice no-one could help."
She was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery to close the wound and fight a vicious infection, before going on to have two further operations to replace the implants and repair the scar.
After consulting a specialist legal team, Ms Chapman has now secured a considerable compensation claim from the credit card company that she used to pay for the surgery.
"Unfortunately, we see many clients who have travelled abroad to undergo surgery and suffered problems, said her legal team.
The problems suffered by Alison are increasingly common and can have terrible consequences. Patients can be left paying out thousands more than private surgery in the UK would cost as a result of a foreign clinic's mistakes."
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