Five executives have gone on trial in France over a breast implant scandal that sparked a global health scare. They're accused of selling substandard implants, filled with cheap industrial silicone and prone to rupture.
A lawsuit related to a faulty breast implant by a French manufacturer has been thrown out of a German court. A Cologne-based safety firm has been told it is not liable to pay damages to one of the victims.
The case first made international headlines in 2011, after a patttern of abnormally high rupture rates appeared. Other cases still pending involve manslaughter charges over alleged deaths caused by the faulty implants.
The European Court of Justice ruled that the safety board which approved the products is not liable for ensuing health problems. Some 300,000 women were given the implants that contained cheap industrial silicon.
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