Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
medical equipment and supplies
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$1,880,395,778
Number of Records: 
225
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Boston Scientific$450,324,20213
Baxter International$424,410,53110
Zimmer Biomet$245,961,47212
Medtronic$208,915,02531
Stryker$118,200,7608
Becton Dickinson$95,840,90628
Orthofix International$95,245,0006
Smith & Nephew$85,520,0005
Hill-Rom$41,835,1002
BioTelemetry Inc.$25,673,1444


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Gambro Healthcare Baxter International False Claims Act 2004 DOJ_CIVIL $350,000,000
Guidant LLC Boston Scientific drug or medical equipment safety violation 2011 FDA $296,000,000
Zimmer Inc. Zimmer Biomet False Claims Act 2007 USAO $169,500,000
Endovascular Technologies Inc. Boston Scientific False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $92,400,000
OtisMed Corp. Stryker drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 FDA $79,560,000
Medtronic Spine LLC Medtronic False Claims Act 2008 DOJ_CIVIL $75,000,000
GAMBRO Healthcare Baxter International False Claims Act 2000 DOJ_CIVIL $53,100,000
C.R. Bard Inc. Becton Dickinson False Claims Act 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $48,260,000
Orthofix Inc. Orthofix International False Claims Act 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $42,000,000
Hill-Rom Company Inc. Hill-Rom False Claims Act 2011 USAO $41,800,000
CareFusion Corp. Becton Dickinson False Claims Act 2014 FDA $40,100,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $40,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp. Boston Scientific drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 FDA $30,000,000
ArthroCare Corporation Smith & Nephew accounting fraud or deficiencies 2014 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
Orthofix International NV Orthofix International False Claims Act 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $30,000,000
Smith & Nephew Smith & Nephew False Claims Act 2007 USAO $28,900,000
Biomet Orthopedics Inc. Zimmer Biomet False Claims Act 2007 USAO $26,900,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic kickbacks and bribery 2011 FDA $23,500,000
LifeWatch Services Inc. BioTelemetry Inc. False Claims Act 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $18,500,000
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Baxter International drug or medical equipment safety violation 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $18,158,000
ev3 Inc. Medtronic drug or medical equipment safety violation 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $17,900,000
Covidien LP Medtronic False Claims Act 2019 DOJ_CIVIL $17,477,947
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. Zimmer Biomet Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 DOJ_CRIMINAL $17,400,000
Biomet Inc. Zimmer Biomet Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $17,200,000
Smith & Nephew Inc. Smith & Nephew Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $16,800,000
Stryker Corporation Stryker False Claims Act 2007 DOJ_CIVIL $16,600,000
B. Braun Medical Inc. B. Braun Melsungen False Claims Act 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $14,744,000
Orthofix International Orthofix International Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 SEC $14,250,000
NuVasive Inc NuVasive Inc. False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $13,500,000
Stryker Corporation Stryker Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2013 SEC $13,200,000
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. Zimmer Biomet Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 SEC $13,022,000
Covidien LP Medtronic False Claims Act 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $13,000,000
AngioDynamics, Inc. AngioDynamics False Claims Act 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $12,500,000
Hollister Inc. Hollister Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $11,440,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $9,900,000
Guidant LLC Boston Scientific False Claims Act 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $9,250,000
Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $8,200,000
B. Braun Medical Inc. B. Braun Melsungen drug or medical equipment safety violation 2016 FDA $7,800,000
Stryker Corp. Stryker Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2018 SEC $7,800,000
Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 FTC $7,040,000
Guidant Corporation Boston Scientific benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $7,000,000
BioTelemetry Inc. BioTelemetry Inc. False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $6,400,000
Smith & Nephew PLC Smith & Nephew Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $5,400,000
Orthofix International N.V. Orthofix International Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $5,200,000
Medline Industries Medline Industries environmental violation 2018 EPA $4,930,000
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES Medline Industries environmental violation 2018 EPA (*) $4,930,000
Biotronik Inc. Biotronik False Claims Act 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $4,900,000
Smith & Nephew, Inc. Smith & Nephew employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $4,420,000
Medtronic Medtronic False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $4,410,000
Atricure Inc. AtriCure off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2010 FDA $3,760,000
Carefusion Corporation Becton Dickinson off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2019 USAO $3,300,000
Abiomed, Inc. Abiomed False Claims Act 2018 USAO $3,100,000
Accutest Corp. aka Accutest Laboratories Accutest Laboratories fraud 2015 USAO $3,000,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $2,800,000
Baxter International Baxter International wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $2,600,000
Covidien Medtronic wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $2,500,000
DFine Inc. Merit Medical Systems False Claims Act 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $2,390,000
Orthofix International N.V. Orthofix International Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_ANTITRUST $2,220,000
C.R. Bard Inc. Becton Dickinson fraud 2013 USAO $2,200,000
Medline Industries Medline Industries wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $1,600,000
Biomet Inc. Zimmer Biomet Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $1,586,032
Orthofix Inc. Orthofix International False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $1,575,000
EV3 Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $1,250,000
Dentsply Sirona Inc. Dentsply Sirona economic sanction violation 2017 OFAC $1,220,400
Becton Dickinson Becton Dickinson wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Stryker Corp. Stryker False Claims Act 2014 USAO $911,219
LifeWatch Services, Inc. BioTelemetry Inc. HHS civil monetary penalties 2015 HHSOIG $737,572
Globus Medical Inc. Globus Medical off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2012 FDA $550,000
Medtronic, Inc Medtronic wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $520,674
Vascular Solutions Inc. Teleflex False Claims Act 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $520,000
JUNCOS LANDFILL Becton Dickinson environmental violation 2004 EPA $500,000
ACCUTEST LABORATORIES OF NEW ENG Accutest Laboratories environmental violation 2014 EPA $350,000
Gambro Healthcare, Inc. Baxter International HHS civil monetary penalties 2004 HHSOIG $346,000
Medtronic Interventional Vascular Inc. Medtronic employment discrimination 2013 OFCCP $290,000
Guidant Corporation Boston Scientific economic sanction violation 2007 OFAC $277,017
Medivators, Inc. Cantel Medical environmental violation 2014 EPA $273,600
Zimmer Dental Inc. Zimmer Biomet export control violation 2007 BIS $175,000
Hologic Hologic wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $149,500
Becton, Dickinson and Company Becton Dickinson export control violation 2005 BIS $123,000
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $100,000
Gambro Health Care, Inc. Baxter International wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $95,676
Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Stryker environmental violation 2003 EPA $95,040
Hologic Inc Hologic environmental violation 2010 EPA $87,400
Third Wave Technologies, Inc. Hologic environmental violation 2009 EPA $87,400
Zimmer Dental Inc. Zimmer Biomet economic sanction violation 2007 OFAC $82,850
BECTON DICKINSON & CO. Becton Dickinson workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $75,000
ACCUTEST LABS INC. Accutest Laboratories environmental violation 2014 EPA $72,500
STERIS ISOMEDIX SERVICES, INC. STERIS workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $70,200
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION Boston Scientific environmental violation 2013 EPA $69,000
US SURGICAL CORPORATION ( TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP Medtronic environmental violation 2006 EPA $56,320
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC Boston Scientific aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $50,000
Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico Baxter International environmental violation 2012 EPA $50,000
Steris Incorprated STERIS environmental violation 2003 EPA $50,000
Medline Industries, Inc. Medline Industries employment discrimination 2017 OFCCP $47,480
B BRAUN MEDICAL B. Braun Melsungen environmental violation 2007 EPA $47,200
BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY Becton Dickinson environmental violation 2008 EPA $45,352
ZIMMER HOLDINGS, INC. Zimmer Biomet workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $44,800
Baxter Healthcare Corp. Baxter International nuclear safety violation 2004 NRC $44,400
MEDLINE INDUSTRES Medline Industries wage and hour violation 2016 IL-DOL $43,571
Isomedix Operations, Inc. STERIS environmental violation 2003 EPA $41,200
TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION Terumo environmental violation 2005 EPA $40,500
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