Paris court awards compensation to women for faulty breast implants

For years, the now insolvent manufacturer PIP had produced implants that were susceptible to rupture. The testing organization TÜV Rheinland had certified the process. A French court has now granted compensation to the complainants.
The Paris Court of Appeal on Thursday condemned the testing organization TÜV Rheinland for lack of vigilance and for negligence in its inspection of the southern French breast implant manufacturer Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and ordered it to make provisions for the compensation due to 2500 plaintiffs so far. However, this decision is unlikely to mark the end of the judicial aftermath in this international scandal involving defective implants. TÜV Rheinland denies “any responsibility, even a partial one,” according to a communiqué from lawyer Christelle Coslin, and reportedly refers to corresponding rulings by the European Court of Justice in February 2017 and the Court of Appeal in Versailles in January 2021.
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Balmer R Neue Zürcher Zeitung 20.05.2021 (original in german language)
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