PIP Action Campaign are ‘Delighted’ Now That Victims Are On the Road to Justice After German Firm are Ordered to Pay Damages

PIP Action Campaign are ‘Delighted’ Now That Victims Are On the Road to Justice After German Firm are Ordered to Pay Damages

A French court has ordered a German company to compensate hundreds of women who were fitted with faulty breast implants.
The German company TUV Rheinland gave EU safety certificates to the French implant Manufacturer which the court said “neglected its duties of vigiliance”.
PIP was shut down in March 2010 following a world wide health scare.
The company used industrial grade silicone gel which resulted in many of the implants rupturing.
TUV Rheinland have been sued for 50m Euros (£42m) by six implant distributors and 1700 women with the argument that a cursory inspection would have identified the problems.
The claimants in the civil case will receive initial payments of 3000 Euros per victim to pay for surgery to get the implants removed.
PIP Action Campaign who are trying to raise awareness and help those suffering after the faulty PIP breast implant scandal are extremely happy with the outcome.
"PIP Action is delighted with the judgement of the French courts and to be involved with a landmark legal case in France. The judges have acknowledged the suffering of victims affected by the fraud they have acted to show victims compassion in making a preliminary award to assist with removing PIP implants. They have also identified failures of the German CE Notified Body TUV with regard to its vigilance and enforcement duties which we believe is recognition of the consequences for all victims of regulatory failures."

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