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PIP Breast Implant Founder "Should Get Four Years in Jail"



5/16/2013 8:28:11 AM

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The implants, which are twice as likely to rupture as other makes, were given to an estimated 300,000 women worldwide, including 47,000 in Britain. More than 4,000 women have reported ruptures in the implants so far, while in France alone 15,000 women have had the PIP implants removed. In closing arguments at the trial in Marseille, prosecutors also called for PIP founder Jean-Claude Mas, 73, to pay a 100,000 euro (£85,000) fine and to be banned from working in medical services or from running a company. Mas is alleged to have used industrial grade silicone gel in 75 per cent of cases. The defence will present its closing arguments from Wednesday to Friday, after a month-long court case, that is one of the largest France has ever seen. More than 5,000 women are registered as plaintiffs in the case, including 36 from Britain.

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