FRENCH COURT

04.18.13

Faulty-Breast-Implant Trial Continues

Jean-Claude Mas faces charges of “involuntary injury.”

The founder of a controversial French breast-implant company is heading to trial for a second day, facing charges of “involuntary injury” from multiple women who claim his product caused them endless suffering. Jean-Claude Mas, the head of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), first came under fire after a French woman with his implants succumbed to cancer in 2010. While a study by the British Department of Health was unable to connect the implants to cancer, it exposed a “high rupture rate,” which results in severe silicone leakage. One woman testifying told CNN her goal in the trial was to “make him (Mas) understand all he’s made us suffer, everything we’ve felt in the past three years because of him.”