Medtronic’s sales decline over charges “from a recent legal deal” of $360 million dollars. This legal deal was the result of patent infringement issues. $360 million dollars and patients can not even get their day in court.

“Medtronic Inc.’s fiscal first-quarter profit tumbled 38%, weighed down by charges from a recent legal deal, but the medical-devices maker’s core earnings and sales beat expectations with help from extra time on the fiscal calendar.”