Fraudulent Billing And Illegal Kickbacks For Medicine
Whistleblowers Rewarded For Blowing Whistle
Healthcare fraud is the largest kind of fraud perpetrated against the government year in and year out. Wrongdoers include pharmaceutical companies, compounding pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes, physician groups, clinical laboratories, device manufacturers and others. Private citizens help the government recover billions of these lost dollars every year, and the government rewards private individuals who bring this kind of fraud to light. Cases are brought under the federal, State and local False Claims Acts (collectively, “FCA”). 31 U.S.C. § 3730(d)(federal); Calif. Gov’t Code §§ 12650 et seq. (California); and San Francisco Administrative Code §§ 6.80 et seq., as amended 2015 (San Francisco). The San Francisco and California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent individuals with credible information of fraudulent billing, illegal medications, kickbacks or any other type of fraud against the government. If you have credible information for a whistleblower or qui tam case, call the whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at (415) 441-8669.
In one recently unsealed whistleblower case, the government settled an FCA whistleblower case against a compounding pharmacy that allegedly defrauded the government by as much as $2000 per tube of pain relief cream it manufactured and sold. According to the complaint, the company shipped their pain cream to States where they were not licensed, and gave illegal kickbacks to sales representatives and to patients by waiving co-pays. According to the complaint, this scheme enabled the pharmacy to charge as little as $15 per prescription to the patient and in turn charge the government thousands per prescription. (Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case.)
The whistleblowers in the case will reportedly receive 21% of the amount the government recovered. Insiders like employees, former employees, and salespersons may witness fraudulent billing or kickback schemes in operation. If you have original information of this kind of fraud or any other fraud being perpetrated against the government here in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, call Ingrid M. Evans and the other whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. If your employer retaliates against you for blowing the whistle on fraud, our litigators can also represent you in any action for wrongful termination. Remedies include reinstatement, double back pay plus interest, special damages, and attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in bringing your case. 31 U.S. § 3730(h)(2).
If you or a loved one has information regarding a whistleblower or qui tam case of false claims for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, or bank fraud under The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA/FIAFEA), securities fraud under the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program and the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, other False Claims Act cases, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, the FINRA Whistleblower Office or the California False Claims Act, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with large whistleblower cases, complex financial contract litigation, and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through whistleblower false claims applications, discovery and investigation, a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.