Large Whistleblower Awards Keep Coming
False Claims Act
Under the False Claims Act, the federal government rewards whistleblowers who present credible, original information of false claims made to government agencies for payments and reimbursements. Last year alone whistleblowers received close to $400 million in awards. Many of the false claims cases involved claims for unapproved drugs and medical equipment, overpayment for services, kickbacks, and other fraudulent schemes against the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers in false claims of all varieties including healthcare and pharmaceutical cases. We also handle whistleblower cases before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding tax avoidance schemes and before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in securities and investment fraud cases. 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.
Don’t just call a government agency with information about fraud. If you do, you jeopardize your chances for an award. Consult counsel first. 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. Cases can take a while but the effort is worth it!
Finally, whistleblower laws also protect you from retaliation by your employer for blowing the whistle on fraud. If you are fired because you brought any fraud to light, you can fight back. 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 California whistleblower attorneys can represent you in any action for retaliation as well as represent you in your underlying whistleblower application.
If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid 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.