It is reported in the Financial Times Deutschland that the insurers of PIP breast implant maker Poly Implant Prosthesis, Allianz, are claiming their insurance contract is invalid.

Allianz were the insurers of PIP between 2005 and 2010 but state that as they were given false information the contract between them is no longer valid.

French authorities found a rupture rate of 5% and have recommended PIP implants are removed. The UK government are have stated there is no evidence to do so.

Samantha Robson of Slee Blackwell solicitors and leader of the firms' specialist Cosmetic Surgery claims team says:

"It is unfortunate that the insurers have taken this view as it is only going to cause more stress and upset for those affected. There are potentially 40,000 women across the UK who are already worried about their health and now they have this added concern."

"What we need to ensure however is that the needs of the PIP victims come first and that they receive the help and PIP compensation they deserve. There is no getting away from the fact that this is a complicated area of litigation because of the parties involved and because there is so much conflicting evidence and opinion but at Slee Blackwell we feel that our client's can rest assured that they have specialists dealing with their PIP compensation claim. This should at least mean one less thing to worry about."

Those affected by the PIP breast implant scandal who wish to discuss a potential legal PIP compensation claim on a FREE, no obligation basis, scan contact Samantha Robson on freephone 0800 052 3620 or email her direct at