Medical device suits allege kickbacks

September 2009
Medicine on the Net;Sep2009, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p7
The article focuses on the lawsuits filed by former employees of several medical device makers at the federal district court in Houston, Texas wherein they contend that the companies paid kickbacks to heart surgeons in order for the doctors to use their products in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Among the companies involve in the lawsuits include AtriCure Inc., Medtronic Inc., and St. Jude Medical Inc. Moreover, it cites that the products in question are those used in surgical ablation.


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