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Dec 5, 2018 by |

California and San Francisco False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: Healthcare False Claims

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False Claims Act Cases For Unnecessary Treatments

Pharmacist Brings Large Whistleblower Suit Against Clinic

Healthcare fraud against Medicare and Medicaid amounts to billions of dollars every year. Billing for unnecessary treatments is a major type of this fraud.  Whistleblowers bring most of the recovery actions when it comes to healthcare fraud against the government and the government rewards them when there is a recovery or settlement.  The California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers with information of false claims submitted to the government by a variety of healthcare providers including pharmaceutical companies, skilled nursing facilities, medical device manufacturers, labs, clinics, hospitals, and physician groups.  If you have credible information for a false claims whistleblower case or any other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help.

A good example of billing for unnecessary medical services is a recent whistleblower action against brought by a pharmacist with information about the fraud against a physician and clinic for widespread billing for unnecessary treatment of Medicare patients.[1] The suit alleges that defendants billed Medicare for over $30 million for such unnecessary treatments, including chemotherapy.  If the government recovers, the whistleblower stands to receive 15-30% of any recovery.  Whistleblower awards really add up.  The government paid out over $60 million in False Claims Act whistleblower awards last year alone.

Protect Your Chances For A Reward

If you are aware of a false claim against the government, you might miss out on a reward if you merely call a government office to report fraud. Do not make any calls to the government until you have consulted with counsel. To be eligible for a whistleblower reward under the False Claims Act and other whistleblower programs you must report the fraud through appropriate and timely court filings or an application addressed to the appropriate office of the applicable government agency.  This is where the California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm can help.  Out attorneys know the appropriate procedures for your type of allegation and know how to organize and present your credible, original information and documentation in the most effective way. 

Contact Us

In addition to false claims whistleblower cases, our attorneys also handle whistleblower cases before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for offshore tax avoidance schemes, and securities fraud whistleblower cases before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm whistleblower and false claims attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies.  We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We handle cases involving financial elder abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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