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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Guidant Corporation
Current Parent CompanyBoston Scientific Corp.
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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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Current Parent: medical devices
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