Faulty Breast Implants Spark UK Cosmetic Surgery Probe

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT) -- U.K. health officials said Wednesday that they will investigate the cosmetic surgery industry and could impose tighter restrictions on the industry, in response to concerns over faulty breast implants made by a now-defunct French company that has sparked scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic.

The U.K. Department of Health said a panel of experts including medical professionals will examine whether the cosmetic surgery industry is properly regulated, if potential patients are adequately informed about the surgery's benefits and risks and how to ensure that patients...
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