Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer embroiled in controversies over defective insulin pumps and bone growth products, recently agreed to a nearly $10 million settlement in a separate lawsuit relating to its pacemaker and defibrillator products. The whistleblower lawsuit alleged that Medtronic used gifts of grant money and “speaking fees” to encourage doctors to implant Medtronic pacemakers and use Medtronic defibrillators.
$1.7 million of the settlement will go to the whistleblower who notified the Justice Department of the practice.
At GoldenbergLaw, our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience pursuing cases against big device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. We’ve seen the unethical methods many of these companies use to “persuade” medical professionals to utilize their products.
We’ve helped people across the country who have been hurt by these practices. If you’re looking for an experienced defective medical device attorney, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.