PIP breast implant victims visited by bailiffs as firm responsible seeks to recover compensation


“Am I going to prison for money that I’ve been given through the courts?”

The founder of PIP, Jean-Claude Mas, was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison in 2013.

He died last month aged 79.

TUV Rheinland, which was one of a number of bodies that certified the implants as safe, maintains it was not

responsible for what the implants were made of.

Cécile Derycke, a lawyer at Hogan Lovells Paris representing TUV Rheinland, said: “In French law people who are defendants before the court of appeal must either register counsel with the court, or they must receive the other party’s submissions through a bailiff.”

Amanda Carter, who helps run the Official PIP Implant Campaign group on Facebook, said she and other victims had had the papers sent to a previous address.

“It’s been hugely concerning,” she said.

“A lot of women are concerned that a bailiff at their door means that they can come in and take their possessions and a lot of people have presumed they are there to collect.”


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