Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
medical equipment and supplies
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$6,593,543,468
Number of Records: 
325
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries 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. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Stryker$1,806,790,55419
Boston Scientific Corp.$1,644,674,20217
Zimmer Biomet$1,303,482,81417
Baxter International$555,858,69130
Medtronic$531,292,63545
Becton Dickinson$340,180,74437
Orthofix Medical$95,245,0006
Smith & Nephew$87,026,6007
ResMed Inc.$37,500,0002
Rotech Healthcare$26,687,7664


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Stryker Corp. Stryker drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $1,425,000,000
Sulzer Medica Zimmer Biomet product safety violation 2002 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp. Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $915,000,000
Gambro Healthcare Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2004 DOJ_CIVIL $350,000,000
Guidant LLC Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2011 FDA $296,000,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic product safety violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $278,000,000
Wright Medical Group Stryker drug or medical equipment safety violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $240,000,000
Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2021 MULTI-AG $188,600,000
C.R. Bard Inc. Becton Dickinson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $184,000,000
Zimmer Inc. Zimmer Biomet False Claims Act and related 2007 USAO $169,500,000
Endovascular Technologies Inc. Boston Scientific Corp. False Claims Act and related 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 and related 2008 DOJ_CIVIL $75,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp. Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2005 USAO $74,000,000
C.R. Bard, Inc. Becton Dickinson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2020 MULTI-AG $60,000,000
GAMBRO Healthcare Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2000 DOJ_CIVIL $53,100,000
Biomet Inc. Zimmer Biomet drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $50,000,000
C.R. Bard Inc. Becton Dickinson False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $48,260,000
Orthofix Inc. Orthofix Medical False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $42,000,000
Hill-Rom Company Inc. Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2011 USAO $41,800,000
CareFusion Corp. Becton Dickinson False Claims Act and related 2014 FDA $40,100,000
CareFusion Becton Dickinson off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2014 MULTI-AG (*) $40,100,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act and related 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $40,000,000
Gambro Healthcare Inc. Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2005 MULTI-AG $37,500,000
ResMed Corp. ResMed Inc. False Claims Act and related 2020 USAO $37,500,000
Boston Scientific Corp. Boston Scientific Corp. 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 Medical False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $30,000,000
Smith & Nephew Smith & Nephew False Claims Act and related 2007 USAO $28,900,000
Biomet Orthopedics Inc. Zimmer Biomet False Claims Act and related 2007 USAO $26,900,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic kickbacks and bribery 2011 FDA $23,500,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic product safety violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $22,000,000
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Baxter International drug or medical equipment safety violation 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $18,158,000
Merit Medical Systems Inc. Merit Medical Systems False Claims Act and related 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $18,000,000
Merit Medical Systems Inc. Merit Medical Systems False Claims Act and related 2020 MULTI-AG (*) $18,000,000
Baxter International Inc. Baxter International accounting fraud or deficiencies 2022 SEC $18,000,000
ev3 Inc. Medtronic drug or medical equipment safety violation 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $17,900,000
Covidien LP Medtronic False Claims Act and related 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
Rotech Medical Corporation Rotech Healthcare False Claims Act and related 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $17,000,000
Smith & Nephew Inc. Smith & Nephew Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $16,800,000
Guidant Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2007 MULTI-AG $16,750,000
Stryker Corporation Stryker False Claims Act and related 2007 DOJ_CIVIL $16,600,000
Arthrex Inc. Arthrex False Claims Act and related 2021 DOJ_CIVIL $16,000,000
ACell, Inc. Integra LifeSciences drug or medical equipment safety violation 2019 USAO $15,000,000
Stryker Biotech LLC Stryker drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 USAO $15,000,000
Baxter International Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
B. Braun Medical Inc. B. Braun Melsungen False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $14,744,000
Orthofix International Orthofix Medical Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 SEC $14,250,000
NuVasive Inc NuVasive Inc. False Claims Act and related 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 and related 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $13,000,000
AngioDynamics, Inc. AngioDynamics False Claims Act and related 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $12,500,000
Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. Medtronic drug or medical equipment safety violation 2017 MULTI-AG $12,000,000
Hollister Inc. Hollister Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $11,440,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act and related 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $9,900,000
Rotech Healthcare Inc. Rotech Healthcare False Claims Act and related 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $9,680,000
Guidant LLC Boston Scientific Corp. False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $9,250,000
Medtronic USA Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act and related 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $9,210,000
Baxter Healthcare Corp. Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2006 TX-AG $8,500,000
Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $8,200,000
Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Alcon Inc. export control violation 2016 BIS $8,100,000
Wright Medical Inc. Stryker False Claims Act and related 2010 USAO $7,900,000
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
Alcon Laboratories, Inc Alcon Inc. economic sanction violation 2016 OFAC $7,617,150
Zimmer Biomet Zimmer Biomet wage and hour violation 2022 private lawsuit-federal $7,380,432
Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 FTC $7,040,000
Guidant Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $7,000,000
Baxter Healthcare Corp. Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2009 IL-AG $6,800,000
MiMedx Group Inc. MiMedx Group, Inc False Claims Act and related 2020 DOJ_CIVIL $6,500,000
Medtronic, Inc. Medtronic drug or medical equipment safety violation 2006 MULTI-AG (*) $5,800,000
Smith & Nephew PLC Smith & Nephew Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $5,400,000
Orthofix International N.V. Orthofix Medical 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 and related 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $4,900,000
ResMed Corp. ResMed Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2020 MULTI-AG (*) $4,470,000
Smith & Nephew, Inc. Smith & Nephew employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $4,420,000
Medtronic Medtronic False Claims Act and related 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 and related 2018 USAO $3,100,000
Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC, and Medicalgorithmics SA Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring False Claims Act and related 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $2,890,000
Medtronic Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act and related 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 and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $2,390,000
Orthofix International N.V. Orthofix Medical Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_ANTITRUST $2,220,000
C.R. Bard Inc. Becton Dickinson fraud 2013 USAO $2,200,000
Baxter Healthcare Corp. Baxter International False Claims Act and related 2009 KY-AG $2,000,000
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 Medical False Claims Act and related 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $1,575,000
Osiris Therapeutics Smith & Nephew accounting fraud or deficiencies 2017 SEC $1,500,000
MiMedx Group Inc. MiMedx Group, Inc accounting fraud or deficiencies 2019 SEC $1,500,000
B. Braun Medical B. Braun Melsungen False Claims Act and related 2019 IL-AG $1,426,415
EV3 Inc. Medtronic False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $1,250,000
Dentsply Sirona Inc. Dentsply Sirona economic sanction violation 2017 OFAC $1,220,400
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