Breast Implant Firm's Boss Jailed, Fails to Pay Bail

by Thilaka Ravi on  March 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM General Health News
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Sources confirmed founder of the French breast implant company that sparked a global health scare was jailed on Tuesday after failing to pay his bail.

Jean-Claude Mas, 72, was jailed at Marseille's Baumette prison, the source said requesting anonymity.
Breast Implant Firm's Boss Jailed, Fails to Pay Bail
Breast Implant Firm's Boss Jailed, Fails to Pay Bail

In January he was charged with causing "involuntary injuries" but released on a 100,000-euro (131,000-dollar) bail.

Mas is the founder of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), which shut down in 2010 after it was revealed to have been using substandard, industrial-grade silicone gel. More than 400,000 women around the world are believed to have received the implants.

The French government has advised 30,000 women to have their PIP implants removed, a call repeated in several other countries.

Source: AFP

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