Nov 29, 2019 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorney: Kickbacks and Healthcare Fraud

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Illegal Kickbacks: Cash, Trips, Gifts, And Free Equipment

The Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act Suits

The FBI estimates that fraud under the federal government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs amounts to $75 billion to $250 billion every year. Individual whistleblower have helped the government recoup billions of this lost money through cases under the False Claims Act (FCA).  The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent individuals with credible information of any type of fraud against the government, including healthcare fraud.  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.

Healthcare fraud includes false billing, upcoding, sales of unapproved drugs, illegal referrals and kickbacks. One recent kickback case[1] involved a scheme allegedly developed according to the complaint by Avanir Pharmaceuticals to induce physicians to prescribe its drug Nuedexta, an FDA approved treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA).  According to allegations in the case, Avanir paid physicians money, honoraria, travel and food to induce them to write prescriptions for the drug.  Physicians were also paid to conduct social gatherings in order to promote the use of Neudexta, according to the complaint. Published reports indicate the case has been settled for $108 million. The whistleblowers will receive approximately $18 million of the settlement, according to reports on the settlement.

Insiders like employees, former employees, and bookkeepers may witness illegal kickback schemes in operation. If you have original information of this kind of fraud or any other fraud being perpetrated against the government, call Ingrid M. Evans and the other whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. Our lawyers know how best to assemble and present your evidence or wrongdoing with a chance at an award of 15-30% of amounts the government recovers.  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).

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has information regarding a whistleblower or qui tam case of false claims for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, securities violations, or cases under the Internal Revenue Code for prosecution of tax avoidance schemes including offshore schemes, 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:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.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.

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

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