Europe — German firm TUV Rheinland was negligent in awarding safety certificates to a French company which made faulty breast implants, a Paris court ruled, a decision advocacy groups said paved the way for thousands of women worldwide to seek damages.
More than 300,000 women received implants that were made in the 10 years up to 2010 by PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse) and filled with cheap, industrial-grade silicone not cleared for human use.
Aumaitre said the court’s ruling meant that TUV’s negligence left it solely responsible for paying damages.
“After 10 years of waiting and fierce combat, the German certifier will have to fully compensate the victims,” said Aumaitre.
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