Violation Tracker Individual Record

Wright Medical Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Wright Medical
September 30, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Wright was offered a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges that it violated the federal anti-kickback statute by entering into consulting agreements with certain orthopaedic surgeons which were designed and implemented, in part, to induce the surgeons to use, and cause the purchase of, Wright's hip and knee reconstruction and replacement products. The company also agreed to pay $7.9 million to resolve related civil False Claims Act allegations.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
U.S. Attorney-District of New Jersey
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment
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Parent company note: 
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