A woman who had defective silicone gel prostheses implanted in her breasts is to ask a court for judgment against the Dublin-based Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Limited.
Samantha Gibbs, of Hillside, Ballintubber, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, is one of hundreds of women who have sued the Harley Group, 5 Herbert Place, Dublin 2, and two other Irish cosmetic clinics, for breach of contract in the surgical insertion of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) manufactured implants.
Ms Gibbs, in her €38,000 claim, stated that in 2007 she had learnt that her implants could rupture and leak industrial grade silicone into her body.
Barrister Sarah Reid, counsel for Ms Gibbs, told County Registrar Verona Lambe yesterday that the company had failed to respond in any form or fashion to her client's claim.
Ms Reid said she was now seeking judgment against the company in default of appearance to be followed by an assessment of damages. Ms Lambe transferred the motion to the Circuit Civil Court list.