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Saturday 19 April 2014

Maker of faulty French breast implants gets four years in jail

Jean-Claude Mas, is accused of making sub-standard breast implants (AP)
Jean-Claude Mas is accused of making sub-standard breast implants (AP)

The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison by a Marseille court today for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world.

The sentencing against Jean-Claude Mas, 74, founder and long-time chief executive of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), capped a scandal that fueled worldwide panic in 2011 after France recommended that women with such implants have them removed due to an abnormally high rupture rate.

Reuters

Reuters

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