Pfizer’s Hospira Billed Gov't For Faulty Pumps, Suit Says

Law360, New York (January 12, 2018, 6:14 PM EST) -- Pfizer Inc. subsidiary Hospira Inc. billed the government for infusion pumps with power cords that sparked and fell apart during use, shocking customers and prompting the companies to issue secret replacements, according to a False Claims Act suit unsealed Thursday in Illinois federal court.

The suit, brought by whistleblower Michael Thornton in 2016, alleges the devices continued to malfunction even after Hospira replaced the faulty power cords on Israeli company Q Core Medical Ltd.’s roughly $3,500 Sapphire infusion pumps without informing the public or the U.S....
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Pfizer, Inc. et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

375(Other Statutes: False Claims Act)


Honorable John Robert Blakey

Date Filed

July 11, 2016

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