Judge Renders $339.4 Million Judgment In Healthcare Fraud Case
Former Employee Blew The Whistle On Giant Fraud
Overbilling On A Massive Scale
A federal judge just last week entered a $339.4 million judgment against four defendants in a massive whistleblower (also known as “qui tam”) case of Medicare fraud. The civil judgment followed criminal convictions of the same four defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud Medicare in a massive case of overbilling for home healthcare services. The whistleblower/qui tam cases were brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) by a former employer of one of the home healthcare agencies owned by defendants. Defendants were accused of overbilling Medicare on numerous occasions including in one instance for 205 hours billed for a single day!
The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers/relators in FCA cases against healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, government contractors, product manufacturers, research institutions, and others. Healthcare fraud includes overcharging, billing for services or equipment never provided, sales of unapproved or adulterated medicine, false diagnoses, paying illegal kickbacks, and/or falsifying data in order to receive government payments or grants. Under the FCA, the federal government rewards whistleblowers who present credible, original information of false claims made to government agencies for payments and reimbursements. Our litigators are currently representing a whistleblower in a large FCA case against one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. 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.
Protection for Whistleblowers
Federal law protects you against retaliation from 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.
Our whistleblower attorneys handle all types of whistleblower cases in addition to false claims cases, including cases for bank fraud under FIRREA/FIAFEA, commodity trading and securities fraud under the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program and the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, and tax fraud under the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Program. If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities and commodity trading 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.
 Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.