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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Defective Hip Implant Devices

Johnson & Johnson paid about $1 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging the company sold defective metal-on-metal hip implants. The lawsuits alleged that Pinnacle implants, manufactured by J&J’s DePuy Orthopedics subsidiary, caused a build-up of metal ions in the blood, causing groin pain, allergic reactions, bone erosion, and tissue death.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/7/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johnson & Johnson $1,000,000,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Blog 7/5/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database