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.