October 17, 2002 Seven Hospitals
Seven hospitals have agreed to pay $5.4 Million Dollars to settle claims asserted in a qui tam action filed by a former medical device salesman. The suit alleged that between 1986 and 1995 the hospitals unlawfully charged federal health care programs for medical procedures using experimental cardiac devices, which had not been proven safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration.
As part of the settlement, Kevin Cosens, the medical device salesman who filed the qui tam suit will receive more than $1 Million Dollars for having filed the action.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 10/17/02