The Howard Root story is a harbinger of a newly aggressive government prosecution strategy – one that is troubling. Simply an urge to have bodies swinging from lamp posts isn’t a very edifying way for the Justice Department to proceed.
Michael Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General
A gripping case study on the perils of big government. Read it before you’re next.
Pete Hegseth, Author of In the Arena and Fox News contributor
Howard Root’s account of the government’s ruthless prosecution of him and his company reads like a nightmare tale. His is an eloquent and important voice on a subject that is of vital interest not just to the medical device industry, but to anyone – patients and physicians – who benefits from the products the industry brings forth. This book must be read by everyone in the med-tech industry as a wake-up call about one of the biggest threats to growth and innovation for one of America’s most important industries.
—David Cassak, Editor-in-Chief, The MedTech Strategist
A call to arms for business that shocks as it entertains.
—Mark DuVal, President of DuVal & Associates and former general counsel of 3M Pharmaceuticals
About the Authors
Howard founded Vascular Solutions, Inc. in 1997, took it public in 2000, and grew it into a worldwide medical device company that he sold to Teleflex for $1 billion in February 2017.
Stephen Saltarelli is a screenwriter from Washington, D.C. and a former white-collar criminal defense attorney who was part of the team that defended Vascular Solutions at trial.
Learn More About Howard Root
In Cardiac Arrest, Howard tells his exciting story of how he stood up to the Justice Department and the prosecutors that nearly bankrupted his Minnesota technology company and put him behind bars.