False Claims Act Cases Against Healthcare Industry
Big Cases and Big Rewards
Under the False Claims Act (FCA), the federal government rewards whistleblowers who present credible, original information of false claims made to government agencies for payments and reimbursements. The cases are known as qui tam cases and the whistleblowers in those FCA cases are referred to as “relators.” The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers/relators in false claims cases of all varieties including cases involving healthcare fraud, which constitute a large percentage of FCA qui tam cases. Healthcare entities may have committed fraud against the government by overcharging, billing for unapproved drugs or equipment or paying illegal kickbacks. The companies responsible include pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturers, hospitals, clinics, labs 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.
Of the 25 largest FCA whistleblower awards granted over time, 19 of them have been in cases against pharmaceutical companies, hospital chains, and other healthcare providers. Government recoveries in these 19 cases totaled over $ 15 billion and whistleblower rewards totaled close to $ 2 billion. This sampling includes only the largest cases and many smaller false claims cases are brought against wrongdoers every year. Our whistleblower attorneys handle all kinds of false claims cases including a current case against one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
If you have credible information of fraud under the False Claims Act we recommend you consult with counsel regarding how best to proceed. To be eligible for a reward, whistleblowers must report the fraud through appropriate and timely court filings or an application addressed to the appropriate government agency. That is where the California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm can help. Our 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. Additionally, our California whistleblower attorneys can represent you in any action for retaliation by an employer for bringing a case. The FCA and other whistleblower statutes protect you from retaliation by your employer for blowing the whistle on fraud. You may be entitled to sue your employer in federal court and seek double back pay (with interest), reinstatement, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reimbursement for certain costs in connection with the litigation.
Our whistleblower attorneys handle cases involving bank fraud under FIRREA/FIAFEA, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, False Claims Act cases, the FINRA Whistleblower Office and the California False Claims Act. If you have information regarding federal or California false claims, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower and false claims attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.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 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.