Selected Damage Awards

Parties Type Year Field Court Award
3M v. Johnson & Johnson Judgment 1992 Casts CAFC $129 M
AcroMed v. Sofamor Danek Group Judgment 2000 Spinal Plates CAFC $48 M
Advanced Medical Optics v. Alcon Judgment 2005 Cataract Surgery D. Delaware $214 M
Applied Medical v. Tyco Judgment 2006 Trocars D. Massachusetts $65 M
Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore Judgment 2007 Stents D. Arizona $185 M
DePuy Spine v. Medtronic Judgment 2007 Pedicle Screws D. Massachusetts $226 M
Guidant v. Medtronic Judgment 2002 Stents Arbitration Panel $167 M
Guidant v. St. Jude Medical Judgment 2001 Pacemakers CAFC $140 M
Intermedics v. Cardiac Pacemakers Settlement 1998 Pacemakers $250 M
Johnson & Johnson v. Guidant Judgment 2003 Stents Arbitration Panel $425 M
Johnson & Johnson v. Medtronic Judgment 2003 Stents CAFC $270 M
Masimo v. Tyco Settlement 2006 Pulse Oximeters $330 M
Medinol v. Boston Scientific Settlement 2005 Stents $750 M
Medtronic Core Valve v. Edwards Judgment 2010 Transcatheter Valve $74 M
Medtronic v. AGA (source) Settlement 2010 Stents $35 M
Medtronic v. AGA Medical Corp (source) Judgment 2009 Nitinol shape memory vascular devices N.D. Cal $57 M
Medtronic v. Boston Scientific Judgment 2008 Catheters E.D. Texas $250 M
Medtronic v. Siemens Settlement 1992 Pacemakers $300 M
Medtronic Wins $101 Million in Patent Case Against NuVasive (source) Judgment 2011 Spinal Surgical Devices Federal Court $101 M
Michelson v. Medtronic Settlement 2005 Spinal Fusion $1350 M
Palomar Gets $31 Million as Syneron Ends Hair-Removal Case (source) Settlement 2011 Cosmetic US District Court of Mass $31 M
Saffran v. Boston Scientific (source) Judgment 2008 Stents E.D. Texas $501 M
Schneider v. SciMed Life Judgment 1995 Catheters CAFC $68 M
Shiley v. Bentley Laboratories Judgment 1987 Blood Oxygenators CAFC $63 M
Stryker Corp. v. Intermedics Orthopedics (source) Judgment 1997 Prosthetics CAFC $73 M
Old Awards That Have Gotten Bigger:
Parties Type Year Field Court Award
Masimo v. Nellcor Judgment 2004 Pulse Oximeters C.D. California $164 M
Michelson v. Medtronic Judgment 2004 Spinal Fusion W.D. Tennessee $529 M