Bloomberg Law
July 26, 2022, 3:23 PM

Exactech Whistleblowers Move Forward With Knee Device Fraud Suit

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

Three whistleblowers will advance claims that Exactech Inc. violated the False Claims Act by providing defective knee replacement devices to Medicare, Medicaid, and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries, an Alabama federal district court ruled.

The whistleblowers adequately alleged that Exactech sought reimbursement from the government for devices that weren’t medically reasonable and necessary, Judge L. Scott Coogler of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama said Monday. The plaintiffs also adequately alleged that Exactech failed to tell the government about numerous revision surgeries involving the devices, Coogler said in a ruling partially denying Exactech’s summary judgment motion. ...

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