Minneapolis heart doctors oppose Guidant's $296M plea deal

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 20, 2010 - 5:42 AM

Two Minneapolis Heart Institute physicians said the $296 million settlement doesn't hold the guilty parties responsible.

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TommisApr. 19, 10 4:29 PM

How can these people live with themselves?

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derogatoryApr. 19, 10 4:59 PM

Most of those people would have been dead without the implantable cardioverter defibrillator. And if you are in need of a device that keeps your heart working correctly, don’t go on a biking trip you ignoramus! Your heart can’t take it! These medical companies are trying to save lives not injure or kill people! So before you make some stupid comment, know what you're talking about first.

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kimi08Apr. 19, 10 5:15 PM

Don't you think it's important for the article to state Hauser's past connections with Guidant/BS? He used to be president there and was pushed out. Come on, do some actual reporting here...

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dluxxxApr. 19, 10 5:16 PM

Where are all the people complaining about Tort reform?

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rlwr51Apr. 19, 10 5:19 PM

to avoid responsibility.

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rlwr51Apr. 19, 10 5:20 PM

the only way to get their attention is to take some of it away from them.

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mntruthApr. 19, 10 5:21 PM

the restition amount and the liars put away-making false statements have nothing to do with saving lives,

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aapc79Apr. 19, 10 5:23 PM

Medical devices should be flawless, but at the same time affordable, and if they fail the companies should pay out billions?

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bamaboy72Apr. 19, 10 5:33 PM

I believe that Dr Hauser was the President of Cardiac Pacemakers (which becamse Guidant). I am not excusing Guidant's actions, but shouldn't Janet Moore offer this information to her readers?

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d44332211Apr. 19, 10 5:54 PM

Funny how doctors love to point out how the evil device companies are terrible and deserve to pay big bucks, yet when doctors screw up, they don't want to pay anything and will try to chalk it up to an unavoidable circumstance.

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