PIP’s Jean-Claude Mas’ Jail Sentence is a A Warning to Companies who make products but may

PIP’s Jean-Claude Mas’ Jail Sentence is a A Warning to Companies who make products but may

The founder of a French company responsible for distribution of defective breast implants across the world has received a four year prison sentence for fraud.
Jean-Claude Mas founder of the company which supplied PIPs implants was also ordered to pay 75000 Euros by a court in Marseille.
He will stay at liberty until his appeal is lodged by his lawyer.
PIP implants were responsible for the global scandal which affected around 300000 women in 65 countries.
The PIPs were made from sub-standard silicone gel which meant that a large amount of the implants ruptured and the contents leaked into the body.
The case has made history with 5000 women registered as plaintiffs in the case and nearly 300 lawyers the trial is the biggest in French legal history.
James Ashton head of the Product Liability department at Michael Lewin Solicitors said: “This can be seen first step in obtaining justice for the many women and families affected by the scandal.
He went on to say: “Whilst it may not alleviate the pain the suffering and worry that they must be going through at least someone has now been held criminally liable.
“This sends out a very message to other companies who make products but may cut corners to save on costs. The French judicial system must be applauded for this.”

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