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PIP scandal: Terms of Government care package

The HSE has circulated a letter to GPs around the country informing them of the State’s scheme to pay for women who require surgery to remove PIP implants to have them removed. HSE Letter to GPs Please see below for a copy of this letter. We’ve indications that not all GPs may have received it yet so, if you intend discussing it with your doctor, we suggest you print the HSE’s letter out and take it with you.   PIP Breast Implant HSE […]

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News, fit to print?

It is easy to become tired. Tired of bad, inadequate newspapers advising us how to choose and buy from a range of corkscrews, or baby buggies, or, inevitably, houses. Then we get quality information, if we search for it, HERE Timothy Snyder, the source of the information, is the author of “Bloodlands”, a history of the part of Europe that lies between Germany and Russia. Of the Ukraine he writes: “The country, Ukraine, was in effect an oligarchy, where much […]

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Harley Medical Group – Did you get this notice?

RULE 4.228 OF THE INSOLVENCY RULES 1986 NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF AN INSOLVENT COMPANY OF THE RE-USE OF A PROHIBITED NAME THE HARLEY MEDICAL CENTRE LIMITED (Company Number 01728619) I, Melvin Braham, of 11 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9LJ was a Director of the above named company on the day it went into administration. I give notice that I am acting and intend to continue to act in one or more of the ways to which Section 216(3) […]

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The Harley Medical Group: Who are they, really?

In the UK and Ireland, The Harley Medical Centre Ltd., trading as The Harley Medical Group, was a major seller and distributor of the defective PIP breast implants. The Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Ltd is currently before the Irish courts, looking to be put into liquidation. McGarr Solicitors is the only solicitors’ firm that has attended court for Irish PIP victims and argued for their clients’ interests in this application. The Crime The PIP criminal trial is currently at hearing in […]

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Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Ltd liquidation application

  Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Limited is a company registered in the British Virgin Islands. About a month ago, we were notified by McCann Fitzgerald, solicitors for the Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Limited of their client’s application to the High Court in Dublin seeking to wind up the company. As solicitors representing women suffering as a result of having been supplied with faulty PIP breast implants by the Harley Medical Group, we were made notice parties to that application at […]

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Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Ltd seek winding up over implant claims

  Tomorrow, the 8th April, in Court 3 in the Round Hall of the Four Courts, a company called Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Ltd (“The Company”) is appearing before the High Court seeking to be wound up. The company is registered in the British Virgin Islands, with an office in Ireland at 5 Herbert Place. This is the second time this matter has been before the Court. In March Ms. Justice Laffoy ordered that a number of parties- including our […]

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The Harley Medical Group

This post concerns a matter returnable before the Irish High Court on 8th April 2013. A company named The Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Ltd. has applied to the court for an order compulsorily winding up the company. McGarr Solicitors, by order of the court, has been made a notice party to the application and has received copies of the application with its grounding affidavit and exhibits. We are notice parties because we act for a number of women fitted in […]

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Faulty PIP Breast Implants, the CMO and assessing risk

We have already written critically about the Chief Medical Officer’s proposal to decide how, where and whether women with PIP Breast Implants should receive medical attention. However, this is not the only problem with the State’s medical establishment’s response to the PIP Breast Implant scandal. RTE, the Irish Times and other news organisations included a similar reassuring coda to their reports. According to the department and the Irish Medicines Board, there is no evidence of increased risk of cancer for […]

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PIP Breasts Implants: Response to the CMO Statement

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO has today taken the unprecedented step of issuing a joint statement with the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) regarding the treatment of women who were given faulty PIP Breast Implants. In that statement the CMO has acknowledged that the Department of Health will no longer accept assurances given to him by the Harley Medical Group that they will fulfill their obligations in an acceptable manner. RTE and other news organisations are presenting this statement as […]

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Statement by the Chief Medical Officer on PIP Breast Implants

“Since concerns were first raised in March 2010 regarding the issue of breast implants, provided by the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP), the clear priority of the Department of Health has been to try and ensure that the three treating clinics involved in the issue provide professional and appropriate care to their affected clients. However despite intensive efforts, by the office of the Chief Medical Officer, such appropriate care on the scale required has not been forthcoming. […]

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