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Company: Sulzer Medica
Current Parent CompanyZimmer Biomet
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Penalty: $1,000,000,000
Year: 2002
Date: May 8, 2002
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: product safety violation
Mega-ScandalMedical Equipment Hazards
Violation Description: Sulzer agreed to a $1 billion settlement of thousands of lawsuits concerning defective hip and knee implants.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of Ohio
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 1:01cv9000
Case Name: In Re Sulzer Orthopedics Inc. Hip Prosthesis And Knee Prosthesis Liability Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Indiana
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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