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Industry: medical equipment and supplies
Penalty Total since 2000$6,594,030,547
Number of Records: 324
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 Current 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$340,680,09338
Orthofix Medical$95,245,0006
Smith & Nephew$87,026,6007
ResMed Inc.$37,500,0002
Rotech Healthcare$26,687,7664

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CompanyCurrent ParentPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Stryker Corp.Strykerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2014private lawsuit-federal$1,425,000,000
Sulzer MedicaZimmer Biometproduct safety violation2002private lawsuit-federal$1,000,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp.Boston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2020private lawsuit-federal$915,000,000
Gambro HealthcareBaxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2004DOJ_CIVIL$350,000,000
Guidant LLCBoston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2011FDA$296,000,000
Medtronic Inc.Medtronicproduct safety violation2010private lawsuit-federal$278,000,000
Wright Medical GroupStrykerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2016private lawsuit-federal$240,000,000
Boston Scientific CorporationBoston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2021MULTI-AG$188,600,000
C.R. Bard Inc.Becton Dickinsondrug or medical equipment safety violation2011private lawsuit-federal$184,000,000
Zimmer Inc.Zimmer BiometFalse Claims Act and related2007USAO$169,500,000
Endovascular Technologies Inc.Boston Scientific Corp.False Claims Act and related2003DOJ_CIVIL$92,400,000
OtisMed Corp.Strykerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2014FDA$79,560,000
Medtronic Spine LLCMedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2008DOJ_CIVIL$75,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp.Boston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2005USAO$74,000,000
C.R. Bard, Inc.Becton Dickinsondrug or medical equipment safety violation2020MULTI-AG$60,000,000
GAMBRO HealthcareBaxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2000DOJ_CIVIL$53,100,000
Biomet Inc.Zimmer Biometdrug or medical equipment safety violation2014private lawsuit-federal$50,000,000
C.R. Bard Inc.Becton DickinsonFalse Claims Act and related2013DOJ_CIVIL$48,260,000
Orthofix Inc.Orthofix MedicalFalse Claims Act and related2012DOJ_CIVIL$42,000,000
Hill-Rom Company Inc.Baxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2011USAO$41,800,000
CareFusion Corp.Becton DickinsonFalse Claims Act and related2014FDA$40,100,000
CareFusionBecton Dickinsonoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2014MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $40,100,000
Medtronic Inc.MedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2006DOJ_CIVIL$40,000,000
Gambro Healthcare Inc.Baxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2005MULTI-AG$37,500,000
ResMed Corp.ResMed Inc.False Claims Act and related2020USAO$37,500,000
Boston Scientific Corp.Boston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2013FDA$30,000,000
ArthroCare CorporationSmith & Nephewaccounting fraud or deficiencies2014DOJ_CRIMINAL$30,000,000
Orthofix International NVOrthofix MedicalFalse Claims Act and related2012DOJ_CIVIL$30,000,000
Smith & NephewSmith & NephewFalse Claims Act and related2007USAO$28,900,000
Biomet Orthopedics Inc.Zimmer BiometFalse Claims Act and related2007USAO$26,900,000
Medtronic Inc.Medtronickickbacks and bribery2011FDA$23,500,000
Medtronic Inc.Medtronicproduct safety violation2014private lawsuit-federal$22,000,000
Baxter Healthcare CorporationBaxter Internationaldrug or medical equipment safety violation2017DOJ_CIVIL$18,158,000
Merit Medical Systems Inc.Merit Medical SystemsFalse Claims Act and related2020DOJ_CIVIL$18,000,000
Merit Medical Systems Inc.Merit Medical SystemsFalse Claims Act and related2020MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $18,000,000
Baxter International Inc.Baxter Internationalaccounting fraud or deficiencies2022SEC$18,000,000
ev3 Inc.Medtronicdrug or medical equipment safety violation2018DOJ_CIVIL$17,900,000
Covidien LPMedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2019DOJ_CIVIL$17,477,947
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.Zimmer BiometForeign Corrupt Practices Act2017DOJ_CRIMINAL$17,400,000
Biomet Inc.Zimmer BiometForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012DOJ_CRIMINAL$17,200,000
Rotech Medical CorporationRotech HealthcareFalse Claims Act and related2002DOJ_CIVIL$17,000,000
Smith & Nephew Inc.Smith & NephewForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012DOJ_CRIMINAL$16,800,000
Guidant CorporationBoston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2007MULTI-AG$16,750,000
Stryker CorporationStrykerFalse Claims Act and related2007DOJ_CIVIL$16,600,000
Arthrex Inc.ArthrexFalse Claims Act and related2021DOJ_CIVIL$16,000,000
ACell, Inc.Integra LifeSciencesdrug or medical equipment safety violation2019USAO$15,000,000
Stryker Biotech LLCStrykerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2012USAO$15,000,000
Baxter InternationalBaxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2009AL-AG$14,833,333
B. Braun Medical Inc.B. Braun MelsungenFalse Claims Act and related2010DOJ_CIVIL$14,744,000
Orthofix InternationalOrthofix MedicalForeign Corrupt Practices Act2017SEC$14,250,000
NuVasive IncNuVasive Inc.False Claims Act and related2015DOJ_CIVIL$13,500,000
Stryker CorporationStrykerForeign Corrupt Practices Act2013SEC$13,200,000
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.Zimmer BiometForeign Corrupt Practices Act2017SEC$13,022,000
Covidien LPMedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2018DOJ_CIVIL$13,000,000
AngioDynamics, Inc.AngioDynamicsFalse Claims Act and related2018DOJ_CIVIL$12,500,000
Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc.Medtronicdrug or medical equipment safety violation2017MULTI-AG$12,000,000
Hollister Inc.Hollister Inc.kickbacks and bribery2016DOJ_CIVIL$11,440,000
Medtronic Inc.MedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2014DOJ_CIVIL$9,900,000
Rotech Healthcare Inc.Rotech HealthcareFalse Claims Act and related2018DOJ_CIVIL$9,680,000
Guidant LLCBoston Scientific Corp.False Claims Act and related2011DOJ_CIVIL$9,250,000
Medtronic USA Inc.MedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2020DOJ_CIVIL$9,210,000
Baxter Healthcare Corp.Baxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2006TX-AG$8,500,000
Boston Scientific CorporationBoston Scientific Corp.benefit plan administrator violation2010private lawsuit-federal$8,200,000
Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Alcon Laboratories, Inc.Alcon Inc.export control violation2016BIS$8,100,000
Wright Medical Inc.StrykerFalse Claims Act and related2010USAO$7,900,000
B. Braun Medical Inc.B. Braun Melsungendrug or medical equipment safety violation2016FDA$7,800,000
Stryker Corp.StrykerForeign Corrupt Practices Act2018SEC$7,800,000
Alcon Laboratories, IncAlcon Inc.economic sanction violation2016OFAC$7,617,150
Zimmer BiometZimmer Biometwage and hour violation2022private lawsuit-federal$7,380,432
Boston Scientific CorporationBoston Scientific Corp.price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2003FTC$7,040,000
Guidant CorporationBoston Scientific Corp.benefit plan administrator violation2010private lawsuit-federal$7,000,000
Baxter Healthcare Corp.Baxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2009IL-AG$6,800,000
MiMedx Group Inc.MiMedx Group, IncFalse Claims Act and related2020DOJ_CIVIL$6,500,000
Medtronic, Inc.Medtronicdrug or medical equipment safety violation2006MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $5,800,000
Smith & Nephew PLCSmith & NephewForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012SEC$5,400,000
Orthofix International N.V.Orthofix MedicalForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012SEC$5,200,000
Medline IndustriesMedline Industriesenvironmental violation2018EPA$4,930,000
MEDLINE INDUSTRIESMedline Industriesenvironmental violation2018EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $4,930,000
Biotronik Inc.BiotronikFalse Claims Act and related2014DOJ_CIVIL$4,900,000
ResMed Corp.ResMed Inc.kickbacks and bribery2020MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $4,470,000
Smith & Nephew, Inc.Smith & Nephewemployment discrimination2009private lawsuit-federal$4,420,000
MedtronicMedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2015DOJ_CIVIL$4,410,000
Atricure Inc.AtriCureoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2010FDA$3,760,000
Carefusion CorporationBecton Dickinsonoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2019USAO$3,300,000
Abiomed, Inc.AbiomedFalse Claims Act and related2018USAO$3,100,000
Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC, and Medicalgorithmics SAMedi-Lynx Cardiac MonitoringFalse Claims Act and related2017DOJ_CIVIL$2,890,000
Medtronic Inc.MedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2015DOJ_CIVIL$2,800,000
Baxter InternationalBaxter Internationalwage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$2,600,000
CovidienMedtronicwage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$2,500,000
DFine Inc.Merit Medical SystemsFalse Claims Act and related2011DOJ_CIVIL$2,390,000
Orthofix International N.V.Orthofix MedicalForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012DOJ_ANTITRUST$2,220,000
C.R. Bard Inc.Becton Dickinsonfraud2013USAO$2,200,000
Baxter Healthcare Corp.Baxter InternationalFalse Claims Act and related2009KY-AG$2,000,000
Medline IndustriesMedline Industrieswage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$1,600,000
Biomet Inc.Zimmer BiometForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012SEC$1,586,032
Orthofix Inc.Orthofix MedicalFalse Claims Act and related2003DOJ_CIVIL$1,575,000
Osiris TherapeuticsSmith & Nephewaccounting fraud or deficiencies2017SEC$1,500,000
MiMedx Group Inc.MiMedx Group, Incaccounting fraud or deficiencies2019SEC$1,500,000
B. Braun MedicalB. Braun MelsungenFalse Claims Act and related2019IL-AG$1,426,415
EV3 Inc.MedtronicFalse Claims Act and related2015DOJ_CIVIL$1,250,000
Dentsply Sirona Inc.Dentsply Sironaeconomic sanction violation2017OFAC$1,220,400
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.