Fraud in Faulty Breast Implants, Mas Claims PIP Implants Flawless

Fraud in Faulty Breast Implants, Mas Claims PIP Implants Flawless

As trails into faulty breast implants are midway in France, Jean-Claude Mas has claimed that his products were not faulty.

Mas is the founder of Poly Implant Prothese SA, a French-based breast implant maker, who devices were found to leak. Laurent Gaudon, a lawyer for 1,600 victims, said over 5,000 women have registered cases as victims against the products.

He said five people, including the founder, were facing a trial into the case and may have to face five-year imprisonment and a fine. In addition, he said they have accepted the cheating, but have not admitted that the products were dangerous.

It was learnt that about 400,000 implants have been sold worldwide, but were not approved for use in the US. After incidents of leakage from the devices were reported, medical authorities in France and Germany recommended women to get their implants removed.

The trial into the case began this week in Marseilles. PIP is accused of using of unauthorized and cheaper silicone in its implants. “The entire company, from the technicians to the management, participated intentionally in the elaboration of the fraud and in its concealment from the authorities”, said Olivier Gutkes, a TUEV’s Paris- based Lawyer.

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