Mass. Federal Judge Denies DePuy’s Bid to Dismiss Amended Claims in Pinnacle Hip FCA Action
January 19, 2018
BOSTON — A Massachusetts federal judge has refused to dismiss claims that DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson violated the False Claims Act by causing doctors to seek government reimbursement for latently defective versions of their Pinnacle hip replacement device.
In a Jan. 17 text order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied the motion without prejudice, holding that the arguments should be advanced in a motion for summary judgment at the conclusion of discovery.
The relators, Drs. Antoni Nargol and Robert Langton, alleged that in 2000, defendants made a series of false statements to the …
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