What Are Some Lawsuits That Were Brought Against Medtronic?


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The United States sued Medtronic for false claims, a case the company settled for $2.8 million in February 2015, notes the U.S. Department of Justice. Edward Lifesciences sued Medtronic for patent violations, a case in which Medtronic settled for more than $1 billion, notes Forbes.

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The U.S. government sued Medtronic for causing doctors to file false claims to federal health care programs based on their use of the Medtronic SubQ Stimulation devices, states the U.S. Department of Justice. The company's machines had not been properly approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the uses Medtronic promoted.

Edward Lifesciences sued Medtronic based on patent violations related to the Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter heart valves, according to Forbes. The companies settled in 2014.

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