Healthcare Industry News: joint replacement
News Release - December 11, 2007
Wright Receives Subpoena from Department of JusticeARLINGTON, Tenn.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI ), a global orthopaedic medical device company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of reconstructive joint devices and biologics, announced that it received today a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice through the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey requesting documents for the period January 1998 through the present related to any consulting and professional service agreements with orthopaedic surgeons in connection with hip or knee joint replacement procedures or products. Wright intends to fully cooperate with the Department of Justice request. The Company cannot estimate what, if any, impact this inquiry and any results from this inquiry could have on the Company’s current or future operating results, including the 2008 and 2009 financial outlook as communicated earlier today.
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Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global orthopaedic medical device company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of reconstructive joint devices and biologics. The Company has been in business for more than 50 years and markets its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit the Company’s website at www.wmt.com.
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