Our latest Faces of Lawsuit Abuse video features the story of Minnesota medical device maker Vascular Solutions and its CEO, Howard Root. In February, a Texas jury acquitted them on all counts over federal charges the company conspired to advance illegal off-marketing claims about its varicose vein treatment device.
It took more than 100 lawyers in 14 different law firms, and $25 million in defense costs, but Root won. His acquittal, however, may not stop government prosecutors from aggressively charging others.
“Simply an urge to have bodies swinging from lamp posts isn’t a very edifying way for the justice department to proceed,” says Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Watch our full, new Faces of Lawsuit Abuse video here.