Back in 2010 the implant manufacturer PIP shut down due to faulty breast implants. Over 30,000 women in 65 countries were affected with a reported 4,000 ruptures due to sub-standard silicone.
Today was the opening day of the trial which is set to end on the 17th May. 5,000 women are registered as plaintiffs and this is thought to be the biggest case ever in French legal history.
The former head of PIP, Jean-Claude Mas, was booed as he entered court in Marseille. If convicted, he will face 5 years of prison.