BBC One - Watchdog - PIP Breast Implants
Now this doesn't set a precedent and it needs to be understood that usually if it is has been over six years since you made your purchase you can't claim. So for women whose implants were fitted before 2006, the deadline has technically passed. But, because of the circumstances of this scandal, they still may have a case.
Consumer Lawyer Dean Dunham says, "The general rule is that you have to bring a claim within 6 years however there is an exception and that exception does apply in the case of the PIP cases- if you have suffered a personal injury you can claim within the last three years from when you had knowledge of the injury. Now we all know in the case of PIP that it only really came to public knowledge within the last two years and that means we are well within the three year