• PIP World Health Crisis

    Poly Implant Prothèse PIP and it's founder Jean-Claude Mas are responsible for a World Health Crisis affecting 500,000 women in 65 countries worldwide.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    Women are having to undergo surgery to remove dangerous PIP implants, many are still waiting, terrified and traumatised.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    The toxic silicones in PIP implants begin migrating into body tissue and the lymph system from the moment they are implanted.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    The fraudulent PIP gels cause an inflammatory reaction and a milky fluid is produced

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    Toxic and neurotoxic chemicals are released into the body, migrating into body organs, across the placenta and into breast milk.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    In addition to massively saturated lymph nodes, women are affected by debilitating pain and illness. Most have difficulty accessing healthcare or treatment.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    International Regulatory failures have resulted in thousands of previously healthy women, and women who have undergone breast reconstructive surgery after mastectomies, sick and traumatised.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    This is not a debate about cosmetic surgery, this is an Urgent World Health Crisis affecting 500,000 women and their children.

  • PIP World Health Crisis

    A woman with ruptured PIP implants died in 2011 from a silicone-related lymphoma. No one knows with any certainty, how having PIP implants will affect women in the future.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Case PIP: Jean-Claude Mas will be retried in 2015 | La Seyne-sur-Mer | Var-Matin

Case PIP: Jean-Claude Mas will be retried in 2015 | La Seyne-sur-Mer | Var-Matin

The new is being sent to interested parties. It was in November 2015 that will be held the appeal trial of the health scandal PIP.

Two and half years after the marathon trial Parc Chanot in Marseille, five leaders and PIP executives will again face justice.

Two weeks of hearings are scheduled from 16 to 27 November to the convention center of Aix-en-Provence.

The manufacturer of breast implants founder Jean-Claude Mas, 75, was convicted of aggravated deception and fraud. Sentenced to four years in prison, he remained free since he had appealed the judgment.

Will be retried, Claude Couty, 62, CEO of PIP, and three executives who were heads.

All were given sentences ranging from 18 months suspended for three years including a farm. Read more 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Marseille: the prosecution denies test the PIP gel on mice - 20minutes.fr

Marseille: the prosecution denies test the PIP gel on mice - 20minutes.fr
JUSTICE - According to the prosecutor of Marseilles, there is no test of the PIP gel on mice but a mere technical expertise on the strength of these prostheses

Prosecutors in Marseille on Monday denied an investigating judge is about to be tested on mice the silicone gel e causing the PIP breast implants scandal , as indicated by a lawyer for the civil parties.

" This information is completely wrong . There is no such test scheduled on mice, but a simple technical expertise on the strength of these prostheses, at a cost of about 80,000 euros, not a million, "said the prosecutor of the Republic Brice Robin, belying information given by the lawyer Philippe Courtois defending more than 2,700 women plaintiffs

Monday, 16 December 2013

Defective Breast Implant Sales Draw Prison Term for French Executive - NYTimes.com

Defective Breast Implant Sales Draw Prison Term for French Executive - NYTimes.com

PARIS — A court in Marseille, France, sentenced the founder of a French company on Tuesday to four years in prison for selling hundreds of thousands of defective breast implants in more than 65 countries.

'Sorcerer's apprentice of implants' jailed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Judgment at trial PIP. Prostheses contained a huge dose of cynicism sticky | I do think that it

Judgment at trial PIP. Prostheses contained a huge dose of cynicism sticky | I do think that it
NEWS NEWS NEWS. Whatever the judgment was given at trial of those responsible for the marketing of PIP breast implants, this case will leave a terrible memory. During the hearings, there has been an express, with a chilling cynicism, the deepest contempt for women and women's bodies. In addition, for 4113 the plaintiffs, the Battle of the compensation is just beginning. Indeed, Jean-Claude Mas, former head of Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP) - who was sentenced to 4 years in prison and a 75,000 euro fine - and four other defendants who were put on sale prostheses filled with an unapproved gel, are not creditworthy ...
Many women who are re-breasts "are not good about themselves," they are "fragile", as the complainants "they want money," declared April 17 Jean-Claude Mas, the director of the company Poly Implants Prostheses (PIP) at the first hearing of his trial before the criminal chamber sixth Marseille

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Faulty breast implants fraud trial: Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) boss Jean-Claude Mas is jailed for four years - Mirror Online

Founder of faulty breast implants firm PIP is jailed for four years in France

An estimated 47,000 British women had been given implants containing industrial-grade silicone made by Poly Implant Prothese boss Jean-Claude Mas
The founder of a French firm that made dodgy breast implants used by 47,000 British women was today jailed for four years.
Poly Implant Prothese boss Jean-Claude Mas, 74, was convicted of aggravated fraud after using industrial-grade silicone in implants that were sold worldwide.
Mas, dubbed “the sorcerer’s apprentice of implants” by prosecutors, plans to appeal, his lawyer said.
Four other ex-PIP staff were also convicted in Marseille and given lesser sentences.
The scandal first broke in 2010 when doctors noticed abnormally high rupture rates in PIP implants.
Aglobal health scare erupted with some 300,000 women in 65 countries believed to have received the faulty implants.
Mas was also ordered to pay a £63,000 fine and has been permanently banned from working in medical services or running a company.
Isabelle Traeger, who received a PIP implant and attended the trial, said four years in prison was not enough.
She said: “They explained what was in them [the implants]. Inflammable substances, substances to make your car work, and that at a certain point they said to the engineer who made them, ‘How did you make them? How did you mix together these substances?’ And he said, ‘You use your best guess’.
“Can you imagine? It’s a matter of chance. A dollop more, a bit more, a bit less. And he’ll get four years for that? For what is put in your body using one’s best guess. We don’t even give horses their food according to a ‘best guess’.”
With over 7,000 women registered as plaintiffs, the trial was one of France’s biggest ever legal cases.
The defendants admitted using the industrial-grade silicone but denied the company’s implants posed any health risks.
More than 7,500 women worldwide have reported ruptures in the implants and in France alone 15,000 have had the PIP implants replaced.
But health officials in various countries have said they are not toxic and do not increase the risk of breast cancer.
UK health chiefs said there was no need for routine removal - but later agreed to replace the implants to put women’s minds at rest.

PIP breast implant founder sentenced to four years - Telegraph

PIP breast implant founder sentenced to four years - Telegraph
Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of PIP, the French firm at the centre of a global scandal over defective breast implants, was yesterday found guilty of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison.
Four other former executives were also convicted and given lesser sentences — from 18 months to three years — after one of the biggest trials ever seen in France.
Cheers erupted in the courtroom in Marseille, southern France this morning from around 50 women present out of at total of 7,113 civil plaintiffs, with one slamming Mr Mas as being “disdainful, arrogant and odious” throughout the proceedings.
The 74-year-old, who says he is insolvent, was also ordered to compensate more than 4,000 plaintiffs up to 13,000 euros (£11,000) each for the anxiety he had caused them and, in some cases, the physical trauma of having the implants removed.
Jan Spivey, one of around 150 British plaintiffs from an estimated 47,000 Britons with PIP implants, was present in Marseille for the verdict.
She said: “I’m delighted that the victims have finally received recognition for very a serious crime against women.”
“During the trial Mr Mas described a number of women using his implants as 'fragile’. That, I believe is possibly true, as these are women with children, with families, some are recovering from cancer. It only makes his crime all the more appalling,” she told The Telegraph.
However, she and other plaintiffs were unhappy that he was allowed to walk free pending an appeal.
Doubts about breast implants sold by Poly Implant Prothese, or PIP, first emerged in 2010 after doctors noticed abnormally high rupture rates.
They were subsequently found to contain industrial-grade silicone gel unfit for human use, sparking an international scandal believed to have affected more than 300,000 women in 65 countries.
PIP hid evidence of the non-medical silicone during visits by European inspectors who approved the implants. Use of the illegal silicone saved the company 1 million euros a year as it cost five euros a litre — seven times cheaper than standard gel.

Jail for faulty breast implant boss

Jail for faulty breast implant boss 
Dec 10 - In one of France's biggest ever trials, PIP boss Jean Claude Mas and four colleagues have been sentenced to jail for selling faulty breast implants. The ensuing health scare affected an estimated 300,000 women. David Pollard reports.

Monday, 9 December 2013


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A court in Marseille is expected to deliver its verdict today in the case against Jean-Claude Mas - the head of a French company accused of selling 300,000 faulty PIP breast implants.

Mas, along with other former bosses at Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), is accused of aggravated fraud for using industrial-grade silicone in the implants.

An estimated 300,000 women have been given the implants worldwide, including around 47,000 in the UK. French authorities took all the implants off the market in March 2010 after concerns were raised.

Health authorities in France and elsewhere have stressed that PIP's products carry no proven link to cancer, but surgeons report that they have abnormally high rupture rates.

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Faulty PIP Breast Impants Case Ruling Due

What sanctions after the scandal PIP implants? | Minutes PIP | Var-Matin

Judgment at trial PIP on Tuesday: "I want to hear the word guilty" - Society - MYTF1News

Judgment at trial PIP on Tuesday: "I want to hear the word guilty" - Society - MYTF1News

The Criminal Court Tuesday Marseille makes its judgment in the case of breast implants PIP. Jean-Claude Mas, founder of the Var business risk four years in prison. Provide victims to call "if the penalties are not heavy enough."