Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$12,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
December 13, 2017
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Medtronic Sofamor Danek agreed to pay $12 million to five states -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington -- to resolve allegations that the company misled consumers about the safety of a bone graft device.

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
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Parent company note: 
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