Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$5,800,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
July 18, 2006
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Medtronic Inc. agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that its Medtronic Sofamor Danek division paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to use its spinal products, thus causing the submission of false claims to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $40 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-medtronic-...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Ireland
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical devices
Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.