The hope is reborn for thousands of women with breast implants PIP that is still waiting to be compensated. The faulty character of their implants, known to the manufacturer, had escaped to the health authorities and to the control body. Wednesday, October 10, the supreme Court reversed the judgment that was rendered by the court of appeal of Aix-en-Provence in July 2015, and remanded the case to the bottom. A court will again pronounce on the responsibility of the certification body is TÜV Rheinland, even though the main responsibility remains with the manufacturer of prostheses.

Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the company PIP, and four other executive officers of the company were designated guilty of” fraud and aggravated tort of deceit ” or abetting of these crimes by the correctional court of Marseille, in December 2013. Mr. Mas has been sentenced to four years in prison and a 75 000 euros fine. But “the offeror” of this vast fraud, which was to produce prostheses with a gel at low cost, having organized his insolvency, the foreign victims have had to seek a manager to the kidneys more solid to be able to be compensated for their losses. Its total amount is estimated at 40 million euros.

The certification body TÜV Rheinland, which has issued the CE marking of prostheses and provided oversight for a dozen years, was the ideal candidate. A procedure has been initiated before the tribunal de commerce of Toulon, which gave reason to the victims. But the court of appeal of Aix, in 2015, has set aside the judgment, and the case went to the supreme court. In may, at the end of the debate, two main issues had to be decided : a notified body, which issues the CE marking and, thus, allows the placing on the market of the products, he shall make surprise visits if clues suggest that the prostheses are not produced in the rules ? And…