Boston Scientific Unit Can't Duck FCA Claims, DQ Blank Rome
By Sindhu Sundar
Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A Boston Scientific Corp. unit failed Friday to shake whistleblower claims in New Jersey federal court alleging it illegally paid doctors to promote off-label uses of its spinal cord device and of billing Medicare and Medicaid for such uses, and couldn't stop Blank Rome LLP from representing former employees making the allegations.
U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton ruled Friday that the relators had made sufficiently specific claims against Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp., with enough details for their claims to proceed. The relators bringing the False...