supplied under these contracts must be of satisfac- tory quality, which means that the goods must meet:
The PIP scandal - what if this involves me?
There has been considerable coverage in the media over the past few weeks about 'Poly
Implant Prothese' or PIP implants. It is believed that some 40,000 women in the UK, including breast cancer survivors,
have received PIP implants which were filled with an industrial gel designed to fill mattresses, instead of medical grade silicon.
If you believe you may have PIP breast implants, you should firstly contact the clinic where your surgery took place, or your GP. A scan should then be arranged which would ascertain whether your PIP implants pose an immediate risk to your health.
If your scan shows your implants are ruptured you will need to speak to the clinic where your surgery took place and discuss your options. Women who have PIP implant surgery on the NHS should be able to have these replaced under the NHS.
Under the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, goods
"the standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking account of any description of the goods, the price (if relevant) and all the other relevant circumstances".
To succeed in a claim, you would need to prove that the implants were of unsatisfactory quality; would a reasonable person either buy, or regard as satisfactory, implants containing non-medical materials, and would a rational person take a gamble with unknown and untested fillings?
When pursuing claims resulting from PIP implants, claimants would seek to recover the cost of any removal/replacement surgery. It would not be necessary for the implants to have ruptured; if the goods are of unsatisfactory quality the consumer is entitled to a repair or replacement.
Jackamans are an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers accredited firm and members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel; and would be happy to discuss any potential claim under their 30 minute free interview scheme.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Chris Moffat, their Clinical Negligence Panel member, if you would like an informal chat on 01473 255591 or at chris.mo
News from Woodbridge
Woodbridge Town Centre Management Ltd (WTCM) appoint- ed Carole Thain as Town Centre Co-ordinator at the beginning of this year to work on a range on ini- tiatives, projects and events to help enhance and
promote the town of Woodbridge. "I am delighted to be a part of the Woodbridge Community, and to have the opportunity to work within the Town, and help promote all that it has to offer. There is so much going on in Woodbridge throughout the whole year, there really is something here for everyone".
WTCM held their first open meeting for businesses and residents at the beginning of this month, and plan to have other informal gatherings through the year bringing together the business community and resi- dents, to share ideas and to network. "As well as support from our mem- bers, much of the work that we do is reliant on having a team of volunteers who are needed for a whole range of tasks including 'hands on' help at an event.
One of the events we have coming up is the traditional Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday 7th April. This year we will be organising a range of other activi- ties, including Punch and Judy, to complement the traditional 'egg hunt'. These activities, together with the free chocolate eggs for children, will make it a great way to spend Easter
Saturday, a family event to really look forward to".
If you are able to provide support to WTCM either as a member, volunteer, or sponsor, or would like further infor- mation on how you can get involved, we would love to hear from you.
Carole Thain - Woodbridge Town Centre Co-ordinator
Tel: 07799 582874
Performance Area - Elmhurst Park
The 9 m diameter raised brick per- formance platform in Elmhust Park - Woodbridge - has hosted a number of splendid summertime concerts and events for several years. This feature though - was originally designed to have a weatherproof covering over it - but it was never fitted due to short- age of funds at the time of the origi- nal construction - leaving just the stark brick base with no protection whatsoever for the performers.
Woodbridge Community Council pro- posed some time ago to have a nice "Pagoda Roof" type canopy (similar to the newly built structure in the mid- dle of Felixtowe) fitted over the area to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee and - given sufficient encouragement and local support we could have the canopy completed during this year.
Total costs would be in the region of £30,000 and we have already pledged the sum of £5,000 from our own hard earned savings towards the Project. The local authorities though have already declared that they have insufficient funds to help support our proposals.
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