Hospital Settles $34 Million Whistleblower Case
Whistleblower Reveals False Claims
Qui tam (or whistleblower) lawsuits are typically large, complicated cases. In a recent case, a whistleblower alleged large scale violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA) by a hospital and its affiliated clinic. The FCA allows private citizens to initiate whistleblower or qui tam actions where the individual has information regarding false claims submitted to the federal government for reimbursement such as under the government’s Medicare program. California has a similar state statute for false claims submitted to the State of California such as for Medi-Cal reimbursements. If you have information of a false claim submitted to the federal government or to California, please contact the experienced whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at (415)441-8669.
In this case, a former physician employee uncovered a system of impermissible referrals between a hospital and clinic. The referrals resulted in fraudulent reimbursement claims to Medicare. The hospital-to-clinic referrals violated a specific 1989 federal law governing referrals between interrelated organizations, which in turn meant the reimbursement claims were allegedly fraudulent. It was a complicated case. Whistleblower cases are almost always like that: they are complex and move slowly through investigation and discovery. We at Evans Law Firm know how these qui tam cases progress and what the government wants to see from the whistleblower in terms of orderly, credible information and documentation. If you have information regarding a false claim against the government, we at Evans Law Firm can help.
Whistleblowing, while difficult, can be rewarding. The physician-whistleblower in this case will receive a reward of over $5 million. If you have credible information of a fraud, and the documentation to support it, seek the advice of experienced counsel such as the whistleblower/qui tam lawyers at Evans Law Firm. These cases are always complex and the initial application and reporting rules are very stringent. Also, know that your case will take time; whistleblower cases take years from initiation to conclusion. If you have credible information regarding a whistleblower case, call the whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669. The consultation is free, and the rewards of reporting wrongdoings can be immense.
If you or a loved one has information regarding a whistleblower case, contact the Evans Law Firm whistleblower attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex whistleblower cases brought under the Federal and California False Claims Acts. We can help guide your case through investigation, a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, securities and investment fraud, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.