"It is a historic trial, and it is very important for the Colombian women affected. We are paving the way towards obtaining compensation in a reasonable time"
"Justice was made today, and a powerful standard was set for the protection and recognition of this type of victim in the world"
"Now, all women have the chance to join this claim, regardless of where the surgery was performed"
"Nathalie and her team of lawyers, engineers and economists, achieved a historic ruling in November 2013 when the Trade Court of Toulon in France ruled against TÜV Rheinland"
"My clients expected an additional guarantee when they bought these CE certified implants. There were several alerts in PIP, and TÜV should have established a special supervision"
"Another 1,500 victims contacted Nathalie Lozano's law firm in Bogota, and she offered to join them with the claims filed in France"
"TÜV Rheinland was negligent in their duties of control and supervision after certifying that the PIP implants met the safety standards"
"Lozano Blanco & Asociados is the Colombian law firm who, since February 2012, has been working with women with PIP implants, looking for legal solutions to their problem"
"It is a unique case because never before had so many women been compensated by a legal ruling"
"We are opening the door to many more women around the world to fight for recognition and compensation as victims of a terrible and inhumane event that changed their lives forever"
“All the women have been affected by these implants because they bought a product that did not meet the necessary quality and safety conditions"
"It is the first time that there has been such an important ruling which recognizes the victims in a relatively quick and conclusive way”
"The judges stated that TÜV Rheinland "as a notified entity, did not fulfill its duties of control, prudence, and supervision in compliance with its obligations"
"The ruling represents a legal milestone, since it would be the basis for consumers of any product to be able to claim their rights"
"It has been really rewarding to deliver to those 1,514 women who entrusted us with the payment of the first compensation"
TÜV RHEINLAND is a German company that certifies the quality of products such as toys for children, electronic appliances and even nuclear plants.
In 2011, the scandal arose due to the very high number of ruptured PIP breast implants and for containing a gel that is not suitable for medical use.
TÜV RHEINLAND certified the system quality of the manufacturer of these implants and enabled their sale for 9 consecutive years.
Despite being the only institution that had direct access to the production process information of the implants, TÜV RHEINLAND has refused to recognize any liability nor assume the health consequences of hundreds of thousands of women.
In 1999, Trilucent breast implants were taken off the market by order of the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for not complying with the required quality and safety standards. TÜV had audited and certified the quality of these implants since 1995.
In 2006, a claim was filed before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as a result of the serious levels of intoxication and pollution in the town of la Oroya, due to the waste management of the Doe Run Metallurgical Complex. That same year, TÜV certified that the waste management of the Doe Run Metallurgical Complex was in accordance with the environmental regulation of the zone.
In 2012, an 8-story building in Bangladesh collapsed killing around 1,130 people and injuring more than 2,000. A few months before, TÜV had audited the facilities of the factory without detecting the serious flaws in the structure of the building.
In 2016, Amnesty International revealed cases of labor abuse and child exploitation by Wilmar Company in Malaysia. In 2011, TÜV had certified the sustainability in the production of palm oil by this company, without pointing out any of these anomalies in their audit reports.
In 2017, serious quality flaws were found in the copper and aluminum products manufactured by the Japanese company Kobe Steel, used to produce aircrafts, rockets and other high-risk products. For more than one decade, TÜV audited and certified the Management System of this company's factories without reporting these flaws.
TÜV RHEINLAND has managed to prevent these scandals from affecting its image or credibility without taking responsibility for the quality of the products it certified. We don't want the same to happen in the case of the implants. How much longer must the victims wait to receive compensation?
PIP breast implants have had a rupture rate 7 times higher than other implants.
In addition, they were produced with an unauthorized gel that separates into granules that spread throughout the body, making it almost impossible to remove them entirely.
Internal survey with data of women from Colombia, England, Brazil, France, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain
Of women have suffered implant ruptures
Of women have not had surgery to remove the PIP implants
Of women suffer from permanent anxiety because of using or of having used said implant
Of the women who have not had removal surgery, have not done it due to a lack of money
Reported that their self-esteem was affected due to complications with the implants
Of women reported that their work performance was affected by the implants
French courts have recognized TÜV RHEINLAND's liability and have ordered them to pay each victim an initial compensation of 3,000 euros to cover the medical expenses related to the PIP implants.
Our claims against TÜV RHEINLAND have united more than 7,000 victims:
In both claims, TÜV RHEINLAND was ordered to pay an initial compensation to our clients.
The Court of Appeals took back the second instance ruling which favored TÜV RHEINLAND and remitted it to the Paris Court of Appeals for revision. Said Court is expected to issue a final ruling before the end of this year.
TODAY, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY
So far, TÜV RHEINLAND has had to pay:
Hundreds of women underwent surgery and were affected by the PIP breast implants, which had a gel that was not authorized for use on humans.
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We have professionals dedicated to provide the best assistance to more than 10,000 women in 50 countries around the world.
We were the first ones in France to register a massive group of
We represent more than 10.000 women, of which, 7.700 have gotten to the French Courts and have received afavorable ruling and a provisional compensation
The French Courts have ordered the payment of more than
of provisional compensation for the victims that we represent.
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