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Boston Scientific Workers Allegedly Called Out Misuse of Its Device and Were Ignored

  • Boston Scientific workers warned bosses of unneeded surgeries
  • Device-maker isn’t a defendant in suit against Modern Vascular

Boston Scientific Corp. ignored complaints from its employees that a national medical chain was performing unnecessary procedures with its devices, according to allegations contained within a federal lawsuit against the vascular clinics.

Boston Scientific isn’t named as a defendant in the lawsuit, a whistle-blower case against Modern Vascular that was filed in January 2020 and kept under seal until the US Department of Justice decided to intervene late last week. The suit in US District Court in Arizona alleges that the clinics performed unnecessary procedures and were engaged in an illegal kickback scheme to acquire patients, in violation of several federal health-care fraud laws.