France Calls For Removal Of 30,000 Breast Implants

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 6:58 PM EST) -- France's National Institute of Cancer will call this week for 30,000 women to have silicone-gel-filled breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothese removed amid concerns that they could cause cancer, according to a Tuesday news report.

The institute's president, Agnès Buzyn, told French newspaper Libération that France would call by the end of the week to have the implants removed because they use a “non-conforming gel” that can rupture and lead to inflammation and cancer.

The women will receive the removal surgery at no cost but...
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