St. Jude Medical Agrees to Pay $27 Million for Allegedly Selling Defective Heart Devices

Baltimore, Maryland – St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude) has agreed to pay $27 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that, between November 2014 and October 2016, it knowingly sold defective heart devices to health care facilities that, in turn, implanted the devices into patients insured by federal healthcare programs.  St. Jude was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in January 2017. The settlement agreement was announced today by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division; Special Agent in Charge Maureen […]