Call to the 500.000 women who have PIP implants around the world to take part in the claim against the Notified Body TUV Rheinland

You will have until September 4 to upload the documents in www.lozanoblanco.com and participate in the french legal claim. If you have any questions please write to our email pipimplantsclaim@lozanoblanco.com

Call to the 500.000 women who have PIP implants around the world
to take part in the claim against the Notified Body TUV Rheinland

  • 1.514 women have already received a compensation of 3400 euros.
    • All the women who were compensated were represented by the law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados.
    • The women who have or had PIP implants and did not participate in the last claim have a last chance in July 2014 to fight for their rights in the Court of commerce of Toulon, France.
    • 2.284 women in 24 countries have already taken part in the new claim, 12 of these women are from Australia
    • Friday June 27th is the deadline to register.
    Australia, June 13, 2014- The law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados in alliance with the firms SCP Lienhard & Petitot and Laurent Gaudon calls upon the 500 thousand women from all over the world who have or had PIP “Poly Implant Prothèse” breast implants to participate in the claim that starts in July in the Court of commerce of Toulon, France.

Five hundred thousand women from 5 continents that were implanted with PIP implants for esthetic or reconstructive purposes and that either have the implants in their bodies or had them removed, have the chance to take part in the new claim against TÜV Rheinland, the notified body responsible for the certification of the implants’ quality.

2.284 WOMEN FROM 28 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED.

To date 2.284 women from America, Europe, Asia and Australia have registered. 2.204 of those women are from Colombia, United States, Spain, and United Kingdom. 14 of these women are from Venezuela, 13 from Canada, 12 from Australia, 5 from Panama, 4 from Germany and 4 from Italy. In Argentina, Mexico, and Ecuador 3 women have registered. In Chile, Holland, Switzerland and France we have 2 women registered. We have one women registered in each of the following countries: Peru, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Denmark, Austria, Arab Emirates, Israel, Japan and Cambodia.

IN 2010 THE PIP IMPLANTS WERE BANNED FROM THE MARKET BECAUSE THEY DID NOT FULFILL THE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND SAFETY.

June 7 marks two years since we learned the risk for the 5000.000 women who had PIP breast implants for esthetic or reconstructive purposes.
According to the French national security agency –AFSSAPS- the examinations performed in 2010 to the samples of PIP implants showed that the gel filling was not equivalent to the one described by the manufacturer when they obtained the necessary permits. Although the Gel in the implants is obtained from raw silicon materials it does not fulfill the minimum standards to be used in human bodies.

The main consequence of this technical defect is that PIP implants have a rupture rate of 25-30% while most breast implants have rates of 2-15%. In case of rupture of the PIP implants the substance produces skin irritations.

1.514 WOMEN FROM COLOMBIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPENSATED

In November 14 of last year the law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados, obtained a historical first ruling in the Court of commerce of Toulon, France in favor of the women with PIP implants.

The French high court ruled against the German firm TÜV Rheinland, responsible for the certification of the implants. The Tribunal considered that they were negligent in the fulfillment of their obligation to control the quality of PIP implants. Thus, they were required to pay an initial compensation of 3.400 Euros to each of the 1.514 petitioners.

The women who have PIP implants and did not participate in the 2013 process have a last chance in July 2014 to participate in a new claim against TUV Rheinland. The Court of commerce of Toulon, France gave a new opportunity to the 500.000 woman afflicted by these implants to participate in the claim.

TÜV Rheinland is a German company that certifies many products from medical devises to nuclear plants. This enterprise was founded in 1872 and employs over 17.200 people in 65 different countries. According to the Court of commerce of Toulon TUV failed its obligation to oversee the process of fabrication and the quality of the implants produced by the company Poly Implant Prothesè. This allowed the malfunctioning implants to be distributed around the world.

Lawyer Nathalie Lozano, founding partner of Lozano Blanco & Asociados law firm who has accompanied women affected by PIP implants since the beginning claims that ”it has been very satisfactory to honor the confidence of the 1514 women who trusted us with the payment of the first compensation. Although it seemed nearly impossible, the facts, evidence, and the tenacity and hard work of the team made it possible. With this positive result we are opening a door to all the women in the world to fight for recognition and compensation as victims of this atrocious and inhumane action that changed their life’s forever”.

The law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados in alliance with the firms SCP Lienhard & Petitot and Laurent Gaudon with headquarters in Paris, Cannes and Strasbourg became the first law firm to accomplish concrete results for such a significant group of women from all over the world and furthermore has opened the possibility for them to claim their rights.

INFORMATION FOR THE REGISTRATION PROCESS IN AUSTRALIA

Those interested can visit http://www.pip-implant-claim.com where they can complete the registration process. For further information please email pipimplantsclaim@lozanoblanco.com September 4th 2014 is the deadline to register

About Lozano Blanco & Asociados:
Lozano Blanco & Asociados is a Colombian law firm with over eight years of experience in the legal practice. Since February 2012 Lozano Blanco & Asociados has been working with women who have or had PIP implants seeking for legal solutions to their problems. Nathalie Lozano Blanco, founding partner of the firm, is a lawyer with a significant trajectory of over 20 years of experience. This law firm has been awarded as the best class actions firm by international publications like Corporate International and Global Law Experts Practice Award.

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