Geographic restriction of insurance cover for medical devices sanctioned by Advocate General

Disputes resulting from substandard silicone breast implants manufactured by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) continue to arise. The latest concerns the scope of PIP’s liability policy and in particular a clause which restricted cover to damage caused in France. The issue was referred to the European Court of Justice by a German court which was considering damage sustained by a German patient in Germany.

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