PARIS.- A Parisian court ruled that German firm TUV Rheinland was negligent in awarding safety certificates to a French company which made faulty breast implants, this decision will pave the way for thousands of women worldwide to seek damages.
300 000 women
More than 300 000 women received implants that were made in the 10 years up to 2010 by PIP (Poly Implant Prothese). These implants were filled with cheap, industrial-grade silicone that was not cleared for human use.
The case was brought about by women who said they suffered long-term health issues after receiving the PIP implant.
The court ruled that hundreds of them should be compensated but dismissed the request for damages by several hundred others who received implants before 2006.