The Whistleblower Lawyer
Working with whistleblowers to shed light on fraudulent practices.
Changing policy. Instituting safeguards.
Medical fraud is a big business — a big, crooked business. Because of that, the False Claims Act (FCA) is used to bring down those who would illegally benefit from the government health care programs Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE.
We spend more on defense than any other country in the world. Unfortunately, much money is sometimes wasted. But waste isn’t the half of it. Billions upon billions disappear every year due to fraud. Our tax money is lining the pockets of crooks.
“Big Pharma,” have seen their share of settlements and whistleblowers. During the combined years of 2014 and 2015, pharmaceutical companies paid out $1.2 billion in awards involving cases of fraud brought under the False Claims Act (FCA).
Before 2008, “mortgage fraud” usually meant that the borrower who was securing a loan was using falsified documents or information. But with the mortgage-backed securities crisis, mortgage fraud now often means fraud on the part of the lender, not the borrower.
The Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) gave out the largest whistleblower award in its history on July 12, 2018: $30 million under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program. The program, begun…
Imagine someone selling a product that is meant to protect people, but it doesn’t. Now imagine that the seller knew all along that the product they were selling didn’t…
Several big pharmaceutical companies have been under investigation for using charities that fund drug co-pays in ways that violate the False Claims Act’s (FCA) rules regarding illegal payments (kickbacks).…
A whistleblower is a person who comes forward with information that uncovers wrongdoing. This can be fraud against the government, tax fraud, workplace safety violations, financial corruption or any other number of activities that are illegal or unethical. Whistleblowers provide a public service by pointing toward these types of activities, and it is often the case that we all benefit from the courage of a whistleblower.
In order to encourage people to come forward with information about illegal activity, rewards are offered to those who help uncover certain types of fraud, such as fraud against the government and financial fraud. In these types of cases, a percentage of the recovered amount is given to the whistleblower for their role in the investigation. Protections & Compensation
Being a whistleblower can be rewarding, but it can also be a complicated process due to procedures involved in filing a whistleblower claim.
A claim must be drafted in such a way that it draws the attention of government authorities so that they will intervene in the case. Whistleblowers also need to provide specific types of evidence for their claim to be deemed relevant enough for government intervention.
Our whistleblower attorneys understand the process and the requirements needed to build a successful claim. We understand not only what it takes to succeed in whistleblower cases, but also the challenges facing potential whistleblowers. Our experience and knowledge of whistleblower claims is of great use to our clients. If you have witnessed illegal or unethical activity and wish to come forward, we are here to help.