Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Fresenius
Penalty: 
$5,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
February 21, 2019
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

Fresenius agreed to pay more than $5 million in settlement of allegations it violated Medicaid guidelines by failing to warn doctors and dialysis clinics that its dialysis product GrunuFlo could cause dangerously increased bicarbonate levels.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Kentucky Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Kentucky
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.