BIOMET 3i LLC develops and manufactures implants for dental health care providers. It offers overdenture dental implant systems, tapered implant slim surgical kits, hybrid implants, and surgical and prosthetic treatment solution for dental professionals; digital dentistry solutions for clinicians; and laboratory designed abutments for competitive systems, gold-colored nitride-coated abutments, healing abutments, prosthetics, and impression systems for laboratory professionals. The company also operates a learning facility in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It offers its products through sales representatives and online in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Ja...
4555 Riverside Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Founded in 1987
Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP Files Suit against Biomet, Inc., and Biomet 3i, Inc
Oct 22 15
Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP filed suit against Biomet, Inc., and Biomet 3i, Inc., in New York Supreme Court, Ulster County, on behalf of the company's former sales representative Michael Swiss. Swiss is represented in the matter by David Sanford, founder and Chairman of Sanford Heisler Kimpel and Jenn Siegel, an attorney in Sanford Heisler's New York office. The Complaint asserts that after Swiss reported his concerns about the two companies' illegal kickback practices to Biomet officials in January 2010, the company's management launched a 13-month-long campaign of harassment and retaliation against him, culminating in his termination in March 2011. This harassment, retaliation and eventual termination violated Swiss' rights under the anti-retaliation provision of the New York False Claims Act, which prohibits employers from discharging, demoting, suspending, threatening, harassing or otherwise discriminating against an employee for lawful acts carried out under the state's false claims statutes. In the four years since his termination by Biomet, Swiss has experienced significant financial and personal hardship, including severe mental and emotional distress and disruption to his family. His loss of employment forced him to liquidate his savings, sell his family's long-time NY residence and move to Kunkletown, PA. Since about March 2014, he has worked as an hourly retail employee at Lowe's Home Improvement in Leighton, PA. Swiss was ultimately subjected to numerous other retaliatory acts and harassment by Biomet after he reported his kickback observations to company officials, including Biomet's placing him on 'Performance Improvement Plans', one of which followed a serious injury incurred while taking a Biomet client mountain biking; denying his worker's compensation claim for this injury; and denying him an expanded sales territory, which he had earned with an exceptional sales record. His wrongful termination in March 2011 followed hostile treatment, during which Biomet's management sought to force him either to drop his complaints and requests for an investigation of its Medicaid compliance issues, or to quit his job. When Mr. Swiss continued to press for an investigation and threatened to sue the company, he was fired. The Complaint requests two times the amount of his back pay incurred as a result of the Defendants' conduct, plus interest; reinstatement to his former position and compensation level; compensation for special damages he has sustained as a result of the companies' conduct, including compensatory damages for emotional distress; litigation costs and reasonable attorneys' fees; and other relief the Court deems just and proper. A jury trial is requested.
Biomet 31 LLC Wins $27,774,800 Federal Contract
Nov 7 14
Biomet 31 LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was awarded a $27,774,800 federal contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, for medical items and accessories.