Humana Hits St. Jude With Fresh Suit Over Pacemakers

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 10:41 PM EDT) -- Humana Inc. has once again hit St. Jude Medical Inc. with claims the medical device manufacturer wrongly saddled the insurer and other secondary payers with the costs associated with surgically removing and replacing defective pacemakers, this time in Delaware federal court, according to the complaint filed Friday.

Almost exactly a year ago, Humana sued St. Jude, along with its parent company Abbott Laboratories, in Florida federal court. The health insurance behemoth said St. Jude knew the devices were defective for years, but it continued to peddle them to customers.

A Florida federal judge threw out the case with prejudice in December,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!