August 9, 2001 Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) has agreed to pay over $10.7 Million Dollars to settle claims asserted in a qui tam action filed by Kevin Cosens, a former medical device salesman. The claims asserted were that CHW unlawfully charged federal health care programs for surgical procedures using experimental cardiac devices, which had not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
As part of the settlement, Mr. Cosens will receive over $2.1 Million Dollars for having filed the qui tam action.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 8/9/01