Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Zimmer Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Zimmer Biomet
Penalty: 
$169,500,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
September 27, 2007
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Five companies that accounted for nearly 95 percent of the market in hip and knee surgical implants avoided criminal prosecution over financial inducements paid to surgeons to use their products by paying settlements and agreeing to new corporate compliance procedures and federal monitoring under 18-month agreements with the Department of Justice.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-District of New Jersey
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Indiana
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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