Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Guidant Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Boston Scientific Corp.
Penalty: 
$16,750,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
August 30, 2007
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

Guidant Corporation agreed to pay $16.75 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it continued to sell heart defibrillators without disclosing its introduction of a modified version that corrected a potentially fatal defect in the product.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical devices
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Parent company note: 
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