Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Saturday, July 13, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

French Court Overturns Breast Implant Ruling

France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.

PARIS (AP) — France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.

Wednesday's decision by the Court of Cassation means that the years-long case must be retried.

It's one of multiple legal cases stemming from the scandal, which began with a fraud conviction of the manufacturer of the implants, French company Poly Implant Prothese, or PIP. It went bankrupt and couldn't pay damages to women, who suffered from leaky implants.

They took their compensation demand to TUV Rheinland, a German products-testing company — initially ordered to pay approximately $6.5 million in damages. That ruling was overturned in 2015 by an appeals court.

The women had argued the implants shouldn't have been certified.

Categories / Courts, Health, International, Personal Injury

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...