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PIP Breast Implant Scandal - 10 Dec 2013
Recent and archive images relating to the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implant scandal.

The court will announce its verdict Tuesday in the high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare, with over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants taking part in the trial. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel.
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTX16C27
December 10, 2013
Jean-Claude Mas (L), founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), arrives with his lawyer Yves...
Marseille, France
Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), arrives with his lawyer Yves...
Jean-Claude Mas (L), founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), arrives with his lawyer Yves Haddad at the Marseille's court December 10, 2013. The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison by a Marseille criminal court on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTX16C4T
December 10, 2013
Yves Haddad (L), lawyer of Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), speaks...
Marseille, France
Yves Haddad, lawyer of Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), speaks...
Yves Haddad (L), lawyer of Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), speaks to journalists outside the Marseille's court December 10, 2013. The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison by a Marseille criminal court on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH MEDIA)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTX16ATP
December 09, 2013
Files for the PIP implant trial are pictured inside the courtroom in Marseille December 9, 2013. The...
Marseille, France
Files for the PIP implant trial are pictured inside the courtroom in Marseille
Files for the PIP implant trial are pictured inside the courtroom in Marseille December 9, 2013. The court will announce its verdict Tuesday in the high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare, with over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants taking part in the trial. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYORC
April 17, 2013
Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), sits in the courthouse before...
Marseille, France
PIP compagny founder Mas arrives at the courthouse for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company...
Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), sits in the courthouse before the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company PIP, whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYOR7
April 17, 2013
Jean-Claude Mas (C), founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), is surrounded by journalists...
Marseille, France
PIP compagny founder Mas arrives at the courthouse for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company...
Jean-Claude Mas (C), founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the courthouse for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company PIP, whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH MEDIA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYOWE
April 17, 2013
Members of the media and public wait in front of the Palais de l'Europe assembly hall which has been...
Marseille, France
Members of the media and public wait in front of the Palais de l'Europe assembly hall which has been...
Members of the media and public wait in front of the Palais de l'Europe assembly hall which has been converted in a courthouse, before the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday.More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-PIP/
RTXYOWG
April 17, 2013
Members of the victims association enter the improvised courthouse for the start of the trial of PIP...
Marseille, France
Members of the victims association enter the improvised courthouse for the start of the trial of PIP...
Members of the victims association enter the improvised courthouse for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday.More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYOWW
April 17, 2013
Lawyers representing the victims attend the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in the improvised...
Marseille, France
Lawyers representing the victims attend the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in the improvised...
Lawyers representing the victims attend the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company in the improvised courthouse in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday.More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYOX4
April 17, 2013
Victims arrive for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company at the improvised courthouse...
Marseille, France
Victims arrive for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company at the improvised courthouse...
Victims arrive for the start of the trial of PIP breast implant company at the improvised courthouse in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday.More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYP23
April 17, 2013
PIP founder Jean-Claude Mas smokes a cigarette during a break at the courthouse for the trial of PIP...
Marseille, France
PIP founder Mas smokes a cigarette during a break at the courthouse for the trial of PIP breast implant...
PIP founder Jean-Claude Mas smokes a cigarette during a break at the courthouse for the trial of PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYP2C
April 17, 2013
Joelle Manighetti, a woman who received PIP breast implants speaks to the media during a break in the...
Marseille, France
Manighetti, a woman who received PIP breast implants speaks to the media during a break in the trial...
Joelle Manighetti, a woman who received PIP breast implants speaks to the media during a break in the trial of PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYPB1
April 17, 2013
Thierry Brinon, former technical director of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves after...
Marseille, France
PIP company former technical director Brinon leaves after the opening of the trial of PIP breast implant...
Thierry Brinon, former technical director of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves after the opening of the trial of PIP breast implant company at the improvised courthouse in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company PIP, whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYPBL
April 17, 2013
Hannelore Font, former quality director of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves after the...
Marseille, France
PIP company former quality director Font leaves the courthouse after the opening of the trial of PIP...
Hannelore Font, former quality director of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves after the opening of the trial of PIP breast implant company at the improvised courthouse in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday.More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTXYPBM
April 17, 2013
Loic Gossart, former technical director of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves after the...
Marseille, France
PIP company former technical director Gossart leaves the courthouse after the opening of the trial of...
Loic Gossart, former technical director of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves after the opening of the trial of PIP breast implant company at the improvised courthouse in Marseille, April 17, 2013. With over 5,000 plaintiffs, 300 lawyers and five defendants, a high profile fraud case over substandard French breast implants that stoked a global health scare went to trial on Wednesday. More than 300,000 women around the world bought breast implants over a decade from French company Poly Implant Prothese, whose founder has admitted filling them with a homemade recipe using industrial-grade silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-PIP/
RTXYNV4
April 16, 2013
Philippe Courtois (R) and Jean-Christophe Coubris, lawyers for an association representing women with...
Marseille, France
Courtois and Coubris, lawyers for an association representing women with PIP breast implants holds complaint...
Philippe Courtois (R) and Jean-Christophe Coubris, lawyers for an association representing women with PIP breast implants, carry boxes containing complaint files on the eve of the trial of the PIP breast implant company in Marseille, April 16, 2013. The breast implants made by now-defunct French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) sparked an international health scandal by using substandard silicone gel. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTR2WXRU
January 27, 2012
Alexandra Blachere, head of the association of PIP implant users in France, speaks to the media outside...
Marseille, France
Blachere, head of the association of PIP implant users in France, speaks to the media outside the courts...
Alexandra Blachere, head of the association of PIP implant users in France, speaks to the media outside the courts in Marseille after being heard by a judge January 27, 2012. Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, was released from police custody on Friday and faces a charge of causing bodily harm, his lawyer said. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTR2WX15
January 27, 2012
Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants,...
Marseille, France
Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, leaves the...
Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, leaves the Marseille's court January 26, 2012. Mas was arrested on Thursday as Marseille prosecutors build a case against him for manslaughter. In the first arrests since the two-year-old scandal made headlines worldwide in December, Mas and a second executive at his now defunct company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) were seized at their homes in southern France shortly after dawn. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
ARGENTINA/
RTR2WYTP
January 27, 2012
Claudia Rolon holds one of the silicone gel breast implants manufactured by the now-defunct French company...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rolon holds one of the silicone gel breast implants manufactured by PIP that she had to have removed,...
Claudia Rolon holds one of the silicone gel breast implants manufactured by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) that she had to have removed, during an interview with Reuters at her home in La Matanza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires January 27, 2012. Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, was released from police custody on Friday and faces a charge of causing bodily harm, his lawyer said. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/REGULATION
RTR2X8R2
February 03, 2012
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses with silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly...
Nice, France
To match Insight BREAST-IMPLANTS/REGULATION
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses with silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in a clinic in Nice December 26, 2011. Health authorities might like to put the French PIP breast implant scandal sweeping Europe down to a rogue entrepreneur determined to cash in by duping inspectors and thwarting regulations, but with 500,000 medical technologies in Europe - from sticking plasters and wheel chairs to pacemakers and replacement joints - many of them made by small companies, the scattered and ad hoc system of regulation may be just another scandal waiting to happen. Picture taken December 26, 2011. To match Insight BREAST-IMPLANTS/REGULATION REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
ARGENTINA/
RTR2WYTG
January 27, 2012
Claudia Rolon holds a bag with her defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now-defunct...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rolon holds a bag with her defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by PIP that she had to...
Claudia Rolon holds a bag with her defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), that she had to have removed, during an interview with Reuters at her home in La Matanza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires January 27, 2012. Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, was released from police custody on Friday and faces a charge of causing bodily harm, his lawyer said. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: CRIME LAW HEALTH)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
RTR2WVUJ
January 26, 2012
Murille Ajello, head of the MDFPIP, an association which defends women who received defective PIP breast...
Marseille, France
Murille Ajello, head of the MDFPIP, an association which defends women who received defective PIP breast...
Murille Ajello, head of the MDFPIP, an association which defends women who received defective PIP breast implants, speaks to the media outside the courts in Marseille after being heard by a judge January 26, 2012. Jean-Claude Mas, whose breast implant firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) has sparked an international health scandal by using substandard silicone, was arrested on Thursday according to police reports. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH CRIME LAW)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/LATINAMERICA
RTR2VYR2
January 06, 2012
A woman holds the certificate of her defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by the now-defunct...
Caracas, Venezuela
A woman holds the certificate of her defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by the now-defunct...
A woman holds the certificate of her defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), at a demonstration in front of the ministry of health in Caracas January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Marco Bello (VENEZUELA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
FRANCE-BREASTS/
RTR2VWVV
January 05, 2012
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq displays a defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by French company...
Nice, France
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq displays at a defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by French...
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq displays a defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) after he removed it from a patient in a clinic in Nice January 5, 2012. French authorities ordered Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to withdraw its breast implants from the market in March 2010, but health concerns have deepened since then among the 300,000 women around the world who carry the implants. France has advised the 30,000 women in France who carry PIP implants to have them removed after an official report said they were more prone to rupturing than standard medical implants said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE-BREASTS/
RTR2VWX1
January 05, 2012
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (not pictured) holds the ID cards with serial numbers of silicone gel breast...
Nice, France
ID cards with serial numbers of silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implant...
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (not pictured) holds the ID cards with serial numbers of silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), which will be removed from the patient (R) in a clinic in Nice, January 5, 2012. French authorities ordered Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to withdraw its breast implants from the market in March 2010, but health concerns have deepened since then among the 300,000 women around the world who carry the implants. France has advised the 30,000 women in France who carry PIP implants to have them removed after an official report said they were more prone to rupturing than standard medical implants said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE-BREASTS/
RTR2VWX5
January 05, 2012
A nurse displays cleaned defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by French company Poly...
Nice, France
A nurse displays cleaned defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by French company Poly...
A nurse displays cleaned defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), after being removed from a patient by plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (C) in a clinic in Nice January 5, 2012. French authorities ordered Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to withdraw its breast implants from the market in March 2010, but health concerns have deepened since then among the 300,000 women around the world who carry the implants. France has advised the 30,000 women in France who carry PIP implants to have them removed after an official report said they were more prone to rupturing than standard medical implants said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE-BREASTS/
RTR2VWYD
January 05, 2012
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (L) stitches up a patient after removing defective silicone gel breast implants...
Nice, France
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq stitches up a patient after removing defective silicone gel breast implants...
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (L) stitches up a patient after removing defective silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in a clinic in Nice January 5, 2012. French authorities ordered Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to withdraw its breast implants from the market in March 2010, but health concerns have deepened since then among the 300,000 women around the world who carry the implants. France has advised the 30,000 women in France who carry PIP implants to have them removed after an official report said they were more prone to rupturing than standard medical implants said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE-BREASTS/
RTR2VXAK
January 05, 2012
Dominique Maraninchi (R), Director General of the French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS),...
Paris, France
Authorities meet about the defective silicone gel breast implants manufactured by now-defunct Poly Implant...
Dominique Maraninchi (R), Director General of the French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS), Yannick Le Guen (L), under secretary of the General Director of Health Care (DGOS) attend a meeting at the French Health Ministry in Paris January 5, 2012. Authorities meet at the Health Ministry about the defective silicone gel breast implants manufactured by now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled PIP breast implants in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/
RTR2VQKV
December 30, 2011
View of the entrance to the house, seen December 28, 2011, where Nicolas Lucciardi, the son of Jean-Claude...
SIX-FOURS, France
View of the entrance to the house where Lucciardi, the son of Jean-Claude Mas, founder of French PIP...
View of the entrance to the house, seen December 28, 2011, where Nicolas Lucciardi, the son of Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of now-defunct Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), created a company designed to take over PIP's former activities according to a judicial source, in Six-Fours near La Seyne sur mer, December 30, 2011. Jean-Claude Mas, whose PIP firm has sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants could have found a way around a French ban on his prostheses via a new company set up by his son in June, a legal source told Reuters on Friday. Mas's son Nicolas Lucciardi, 27, set up a new firm, France Implant Technologie (FIT), on June 15 in the southern port town of Toulon, with a declared activity of manufacturing surgical and dental materials from mid-2012. Picture taken December 28, 2011 REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/LATINAMERICA
RTR2VQZH
December 30, 2011
Rita De Martino, 27, poses for a photo as she holds her removed defective silicone gel breast implants,...
Caracas, Venezuela
Rita De Martino, 27, poses for a photo as she holds her removed defective silicone gel breast implants,...
Rita De Martino, 27, poses for a photo as she holds her removed defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), during an interview with Reuters in Caracas December 30, 2011. De Martino, a Venezuelan journalist, in 2004 had surgery to insert PIP breast implants. She learned in February 2011 that the left prosthesis had ruptured, and had both removed the following April. She decided to make her case public after the head of the country's plastic surgery association told local media that the PIP implants had not been used in Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/LATINAMERICA
RTR2VQZJ
December 30, 2011
Rita De Martino's left removed defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now-defunct...
Caracas, Venezuela
Rita De Martino's left removed defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now-defunct...
Rita De Martino's left removed defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) is seen, in Caracas December 30, 2011. De Martino, 27, a Venezuelan journalist, in 2004 had surgery to insert PIP breast implants. She learned in February 2011 that the left prosthesis had ruptured, and had both removed the following April. She decided to make her case public after the head of the country's plastic surgery association told local media that the PIP implants had not been used in Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
RTR2VOB6
December 28, 2011
BREAST-IMPLANTS/ - Diagrams explaining silicon beast implants, implants of the now defunct French company...
Singapore, Singapore
BREAST-IMPLANTS/ C
BREAST-IMPLANTS/ - Diagrams explaining silicon beast implants, implants of the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) have caused a worldwide health scare. RNGS. (SIN02)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
RTR2VOTV
December 28, 2011
A box for a silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese...
La Seyne Sur Mer, France
A box for a silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese...
A box for a silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) are seen inside an abandoned PIP building in La Seyne-sur-Mer near Toulon December 28, 2011. PIP company is accused of using sub-standard industrial silicone in some of its implants, which were sold globally before being taken off the market in 2010, the year the company shut its doors. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
RTR2VOU6
December 28, 2011
Molds used to manufacture silicone gel breast implants by the now defunct French company Poly Implant...
La Seyne Sur Mer, France
Molds used to manufacture silicone gel breast implants manufactured by the now defunct French company...
Molds used to manufacture silicone gel breast implants by the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) are seen near boxes of implants inside an abandoned PIP building in La Seyne-sur-Mer near Toulon December 28, 2011. PIP company is accused of using sub-standard industrial silicone in some of its implants, which were sold globally before being taken off the market in 2010, the year the company shut its doors. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
RTR2VOUA
December 28, 2011
General view inside an abandoned building of the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP)...
La Seyne Sur Mer, France
General view inside an abandoned building of the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP)...
General view inside an abandoned building of the now defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in La Seyne-sur-Mer near Toulon December 28, 2011. PIP company is accused of using sub-standard industrial silicone in some of its implants, which were sold globally before being taken off the market in 2010, the year the company shut its doors. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
RTR2VOUT
December 28, 2011
Plastic surgeon Isabelle Sarfati poses in her office at the Paris Breast Center in Paris December 28,...
Paris, France
Plastic surgeon Isabelle Sarfati poses in her office at the Paris Breast Center in Paris
Plastic surgeon Isabelle Sarfati poses in her office at the Paris Breast Center in Paris December 28, 2011. France's health minister tried to calm women's fears over potentially dangerous breast implants on Tuesday, saying there was no medical need to remove them immediately. The implants at the center of the global scandal were made by now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and appear to have an unusually high rupture rate. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/
RTR2VNTX
December 27, 2011
Yves Haddad, lawyer of Jean-Claude Mas, founder and CEO, French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP),...
Toulon, France
Yves Haddad, lawyer of Jean-Claude Mas, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Toulon
Yves Haddad, lawyer of Jean-Claude Mas, founder and CEO, French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), speaks during an interview with Reuters in Toulon, December 27, 2011. Haddad told Reuters on Monday that his 72-year-old client is in poor health but ready to respond to any court summons. No one has been charged in the case, but sources say a Marseilles court could soon announce fraud charges against four to six ex-PIP employees. An investigation into involuntary homicide is going on, following the death from cancer in 2010 of a woman who had PIP implants. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH CRIME LAW)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
RTR2VNUJ
December 27, 2011
The logo of the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) is seen outside the company's building in...
La Seyne Sur Mer, France
The logo of the French company Poly Implant Prothese is seen outside the company's building in La Seyne-sur-Mer...
The logo of the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) is seen outside the company's building in La Seyne-sur-Mer near Toulon, December 27, 2011. France's health minister tried to calm women's fears over potentially dangerous breast implants on Tuesday, saying there was no medical need to remove them immediately. The implants at the center of the global scandal were made by now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and appear to have an unusually high rupture rate. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
RTR2VNUL
December 27, 2011
The locked entrance of the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) building is seen in La Seyne-sur-Mer...
La Seyne Sur Mer, France
The locked entrance of the French company Poly Implant Prothese building is seen in La Seyne-sur-Mer...
The locked entrance of the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) building is seen in La Seyne-sur-Mer near Toulon, December 27, 2011. France's health minister tried to calm women's fears over potentially dangerous breast implants on Tuesday, saying there was no medical need to remove them immediately. The implants at the center of the global scandal were made by now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and appear to have an unusually high rupture rate. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/LATINAMERICA
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December 27, 2011
Lorena Vaccaro (C) and Romina Mancini (2nd R), who have breast implants, attend a meeting of women with...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lorena Vaccaro and Romina Mancini, who have breast implants, attend a meeting of women with defective...
Lorena Vaccaro (C) and Romina Mancini (2nd R), who have breast implants, attend a meeting of women with defective French PIP breast implants seeking advice, information and support in Buenos Aires December 27, 2011. Fear and anger are growing among women with breast implants in Latin America, a key market for the bankrupt French firm that used industrial silicone to make cheap prostheses linked to health risks. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
FRANCE-IMPLANTS/
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December 21, 2011
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (L) walks near the operating table as he prepares to perform surgery on a...
Nice, France
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq prepares to perform surgery to remove the silicone gel breast implants from...
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq (L) walks near the operating table as he prepares to perform surgery on a patient to remove the silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in a clinic in Nice December 21, 2011. French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled PIP breast implants in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. France will offer surgery to remove the breast implants of up to 30,000 women if a study due out this week finds that the silicone they are made from could cause cancer, the health minister said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE/
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December 19, 2011
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses at his office in a clinic in Nice December 16, 2011, holding defective...
Nice, France
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses holding defective silicone gel breast implants at his office in a clinic...
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses at his office in a clinic in Nice December 16, 2011, holding defective silicone gel breast implants, which were removed from a patient and manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled PIP breast implants in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. Picture taken December 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/SILICONE
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December 26, 2011
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses with silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly...
Nice, France
Plastic surgeon Boucq poses with silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant...
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses with silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in a clinic in Nice December 26, 2011. French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled PIP breast implants in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. France's health minister called on Saturday for the head of the breast implant maker accused of selling faulty prostheses to tens of thousands of women around the world be found. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE/
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December 26, 2011
The torsos of breast implant patients are seen on a computer screen in a clinic in Nice December 26,...
Nice, France
The torsos of breast implant patients are seen on a computer screen in a clinic in Nice
The torsos of breast implant patients are seen on a computer screen in a clinic in Nice December 26, 2011. French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. France's health minister called on Saturday for the head of the PIP breast implant maker accused of selling faulty prostheses to tens of thousands of women around the world be found. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FOUNDER
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December 23, 2011
French plastic surgeon Patrick Baraf speaks to Reuters about defective silicone breast implants manufactured...
Paris, France
French plastic surgeon Baraf speaks about defective silicone breast implants manufactured by the now...
French plastic surgeon Patrick Baraf speaks to Reuters about defective silicone breast implants manufactured by the now defunct Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) firm during an interview in his offices in Paris December 23, 2011. PIP manufactured low-priced silicone breast implants, with 90 percent of their sales abroad, mostly to Latin America and Western Europe. The French government recommended on Friday that tens of thousands of women in France seek removal of breast implants made of a suspect silicone gel by a firm that exported worldwide. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
FRANCE/
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December 20, 2011
Alexandra Blachere, who heads an association of women with faulty breast implants, speaks during an interview...
Paris, France
Alexandra Blachere, who heads an association of women with faulty breast implants, speaks during an interview...
Alexandra Blachere, who heads an association of women with faulty breast implants, speaks during an interview in Paris December 20, 2011. French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
BREAST-IMPLANTS/FRANCE
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December 23, 2011
Members of the association of women with defective breast implants hold a banner "For you Edwige and...
Paris, France
Members of the association of women with defective breast implants hold a banner as they stand in front...
Members of the association of women with defective breast implants hold a banner "For you Edwige and for all the others" as they stand in front of the Health Ministry in Paris December 14, 2011. French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) recalled silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in March 2010 after it concluded that their performance and safety were not in accordance with current standards. December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH)
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