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DoJ Intervenes in False Claims Act Kickback Case Against St. Jude Medical

August 13, 2010

Whistleblower allegations of kickbacks and incentives illegally paid to doctors by medical-device company, St. Jude Medical, have gotten the attention of federal prosecutors. This week, DoJ was granted leave to join the pending whistleblower lawsuit — in a motion to the court the government acknowledged the legitimacy of the qui tam whistleblower’s claims that:

“St. Jude, a manufacturer of pacemakers and other heart devices, used post-market studies and device registries as mechanisms to pay physicians illegal kickbacks for using its products.”

Motion To Intervene in St. Jude Medical Whistleblower Suit

To report violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute or the False Claims Act, contact Frohsin & Barger.

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