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DJO Global, Zimmer-Biomet’s EBI finally escape bone-growth stimulator suit



It took 11 years, but DJO Global and Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) subsidiary EBI finally escaped the civil side of a False Claims Act lawsuit yesterday alleging that they defrauded Medicare with the sale of bone-growth stimulators.

The suit, filed in 2005 by the owner of a Missouri durable medical equipment billing services company named Jeffrey Bierman, alleged that a raft of companies submitted false Medicare claims for the osteogenesis stimulators. The claims for purchasing the devices should have been made for renting them, Bierman alleged; furthermore, the devices were prescribed for much longer periods of time than was medically necessary, he claimed in the lawsuit.



Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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