Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merit Medical Systems Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Merit Medical Systems
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
October 19, 2020
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Merit Medical Systems agreed to pay $18 million to resolve multistate allegations that it offered unlawful kickbacks to health care providers to persuade them to purchase Merit medical devices and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs. The settlement was also announced by the U.S. Justice Department; see separate entry.

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: 
Utah
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.