Woman's faulty breast implants cost gets refunded

A credit card provider was made to refund the cost that a woman had to pay when she got her PIP breast implants.

About £3,700 was refunded by Lloyds TSB stating that faulty goods were sold to her.

A form of insurance is given by credit card companies to people who for a product that is worth over £100 and is faulty.

French company PIP had made implants that were faulty and around 40,000 women in the UK have these implants.

It was in 2008 when the woman, who is a hairdresser in her 40s, and belongs to Midlands, had got the implants.

After it was stated that inferior industrial grade silicone was put to use while making the PIP, Poly Implant Prothese, implants and following this there were concerns about the implants getting ruptured.

It was in 2010 when the firm's products were banned as it surfaced that the products contained industrial grade silicone, whereas these products must be made using medical grade material and tests for being used in a human body should be passed by these products before being used.