Boston Scientific Fighting DOJ on Guidant Whistleblower Suit

Boston Scientific must now defend a whistleblower lawsuit brought against it and joined by Uncle Sam for the actions of Guidant, a Boston Scientific subsidiary in knowingly selling and implanting a cardiac defibrillator into the complainant James Allen. Mr. Allen alleges that he experienced two device failures, the first of which caused seven unnecessary 750-volt shocks to knock him unconscious. The second device failure caused a “storm-shocking” which caused Mr. Allen to fall down a flight of stairs, according to the complaint.

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2 responses to “Boston Scientific Fighting DOJ on Guidant Whistleblower Suit”

  1. Greg Spauding says:


    You should look at Allen’s original and amended filing the government states 2,000 devices entirely different than Allen’s 19,541 Medicare/VA filing. In excess of $ 726,000,000 was reimbursed for adulterated, misbranded,off non FDA submitted, non FDA approved off labeled,investigation, experimental, devices with a known “manufacturing design failure”. The so call “Fixes” April and November 13, 2002 failed.