Siliconenzaak
by Bureau Clara Wichmann

There are 60,000 of us

That is 60,000 too many. About 60,000 people in the Netherlands have dangerous Biocell breast implants. These implants leak silicone, resulting in serious health problems. They also increase the risk of a rare form of lymphoma. That is why Bureau Clara Wichmann, together with other organisations, is filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Biocell implants, Allergan.

Compensation

There is nothing wrong with opting for breast augmentation or reconstruction. But there is something wrong with the Biocell implants by Allergan. They increase the risk of a rare form of lymphoma by 466 times. These are facts for which the pharmaceutical company does not take responsibility. Bureau Clara Wichmann and Meldpunt Klachten Siliconen (The Silicone Complaints Center in the Netherlands) will not let this happen. We are filing a lawsuit against Allergan and claiming compensation for all aggrieved persons. We do this together with as many co-plaintiffs as possible.

So please check the brand of your silicone, join us and spread the word. Together we will force the pharmaceutical company to compensate all victims. There are 60,000 of us.

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Do you currently have or did you have Biocell (Natrelle) breast implants manufactured by Allergan (McGhan and Inamed)? If so, then please register for the lawsuit. This collective lawsuit aims at claiming compensation from Allergan for both you and many other women for the harm and risk resulting from their unsafe breast implants.

Registering for the lawsuit does not cost you anything. We work with several legal aid insurers and a litigation funder, so everyone can take part. The costs of this lawsuit are claimed from Allergan. The court may decide that Allergan does not have to pay these costs. In this case, we ask the court to deduct a small part of your compensation (with a maximum of 15%) to pay for these legal costs. You will only need to pay if you are entitled to compensation. If you do not receive any compensation, you will not have to pay anything.

Do you have legal aid insurance? If you register with us before December 31st 2022, this insurance will cover the costs and you will receive your full compensation. The conditions of your legal aid insurance will apply starting from January 1st 2023. Please note that your contribution to the legal costs will never exceed 15% of the compensation you receive.

Have your implants been placed outside of The Netherlands, and did you live in a different country than The Netherlands at that time, or do you live abroad at present time? Please contact us via siliconcase@clara-wichmann.nl.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This lawsuit is for anyone who has received macro-textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan (McGhan/Inamed). In the Netherlands it concerns about 60,000 women.

Have your implants caused any illnesses? In that case we file a claim both for compensation for suffering resulting from the implants and compensation for the expenses of a reconstruction, already performed or still to be carried out.

In case you are not suffering any illness, we demand compensation for removing the implants preventively if you wish, with possible reconstruction. You can also participate in the lawsuit if you have already paid for the removal of the implants and/or reconstruction. In addition, we claim compensation for fear of getting BIA-ALCL in the future.

It does not cost you anything to register for the lawsuit. We work with legal aid insurers and a litigant funder. This means that everyone can take part. The more people taking part, the stronger our case will be.

We will claim the costs of the lawsuit from Allergan. The court may decide that Allergan does not have to pay these costs. In that case, we ask the court to deduct a small part of your compensation (with a maximum of 15%) to pay the litigation funder. You will never receive an invoice for participating in this lawsuit.

Do you have legal aid insurance? If you register with us before December 31st 2022, the insurance will cover the costs and you will receive your full compensation.

Please check the brand and type of your silicone. People with Biocell (Natrelle) breast implants manufactured by Allergan (McGhan/Inamed) can join the lawsuit. Here you will find a list of all harmful implants by Allergan. You can use this list to find out whether your silicones are potentially harmful.

Please contact your medical doctor if you are not sure which implants you have.

Parties participating

This lawsuit is an initiative of Bureau Clara Wichmann, with the support of SVS/Meldpunt Klachten Silicone (Silicone Complaints Center) and the Borstkankervereniging (Breast Cancer Association) in the Netherlands.