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Sep 25, 2017 by |

California False Claims Attorney: False Claims and Whistleblowing

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

 Whistleblower Case Settles For $280 Million

False Claims Act

 

2017 is developing into a banner year for whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act, especially in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. A big whistleblower case against one of the country’s largest bio-pharmaceutical companies recently settled for $280 million, and we at Evans Law Firm want to share the facts with you. The allegations involved, among other counts, submitting allegedly false claims to Medicare for non-approved drugs.  We at Evans Law Firm have years of experience with whistleblower cases of all varieties including whistleblower cases on similar facts.  We handle False Claims Act whistleblower (or qui tam) cases, whistleblower cases before the Internal Revenue Service regarding tax avoidance schemes and securities and investment fraud cases.  If you have credible information of a false claims whistleblower case or any other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help..

 

Healthcare fraud is the largest kind of fraud in the United States today. Each year, billions of dollars of government, and ultimately taxpayer, money are paid out for false claims submitted to Medicare and Medicaid and other government healthcare agencies.  Recent large cases involve hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physician groups, medical device and equipment manufacturers and, as here, pharmaceuticals requesting billions in reimbursement to which they are not entitled.  Citizens can help the government in its efforts to crack down on these bogus claims, and may be rewarded for doing so.

 

These are important cases for consumers across the board, as they bring to light a variety of issues that impact the bio-technical and medical worlds today. Cases and settlements like these make us hopeful that companies and corporations will be held to the highest standard possible. If you have credible information regarding healthcare fraud including false claims or false billing, you should consider consulting counsel.  You should know that whistleblower cases are lengthy and very complicated.  We at Evans Law Firm know what facts and evidence the government considers important and how to guide your case through application, investigation and discovery, and ultimately to trial.  Federal law provides for significant awards to whistleblowers whose cases help the government recover money paid out for false claims.  Awards can run as high as 15-25% of the amount recovered.

Contact Us

 

If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm whistleblower and false claims attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.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 handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

 

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