French Government Asserts Innocence in PIP Implant Blunder Scam

French Government Asserts Innocence in PIP Implant Blunder Scam

In a recent revelation in the PIP implants case, it has been said that the French officials had realized in 1996, that there were some sort of problems in the breast implants. The officials report is of the view that in the year 1996, the health authorities had been informed about the problems being faced due to faulty material being used by PIP implants.

"Without unannounced visits, this company was so well organized as to be able to cover up," "It provided samples that conformed (to regulation) but in reality it was making another, obviously non-standard product”, said AFSSAPS' General Director, Dominique Maraninchi.

The authorities, on the other hand, are of the view that they didn’t go wrong in their actions and that it is the firm and not the health authorities responsible for this major failure.

The report is of the view that there had been anonymous letters and alerts that had previously warned the government about the wrong doings of the firm, but they didn’t take any notice of it. There were tests ordered for the authenticity of the implants, and after they seemed to be satisfactory, no further investigation was done to determine the truth about them.

In the recent few weeks, there has been a major blunder witnessed in the entire world, where the French firm PIP implants agreed that they had been using cheaper material in their implants to make them cost effective. This has been the cause of irritation and even breast cancer in many women. The governments, who have now taken a stand, are of the view that they shall bear the costs of the removal of the implants. They are however of the view that they wouldn’t pay for the reconstructions, unless the previous implants were due to the reasons like mastectomy


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