A French appeals court has ruled a German firm  does not have to compensate more than 1,000 French women fitted with  leak-prone PIP implants, overturning a lower court decision. The earlier  decision had led lawyers to claim Irish women could receive in compensation arising from  damage after their silicone gel implants were found unsafe.   File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The compensation hopes of thousands of Irish women who were fitted with faulty breast implants have been dealt a legal blow. A French appeals court ha(...)

Up to now, women seeking redress over the PIP scandal have reached an impasse in the Irish legal system, because many of the clinics which fitted their devices have gone out of business.

Thousands of Irish women who were fitted with faulty PIP breast implants could be in line for a €150 million compensation payout from the French court(...)

Jean-Claude Mas (L), founder of French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), leaves court in  Marseille today. Photograph: Reuters

The man who sparked a global health scare by selling faulty breast implants using cheap industrial silicone has been jailed for four years.Jean-Claude(...)

EU’s medical devices directive is one the industry in Ireland is going to keep within its sights over the next few months

The tensions over proposed changes to EU laws on medical devices encapsulate the challenges that face the European Union on a weekly basis as it tries(...)