False Claims Act

  • Want to Become a Whistleblower in Texas? Consider This First.

    Though the United States government has a set of laws that protect and reward whistleblowers, each state has their own set of unique statutes under which a claim must be filed. A Texas whistleblower must be wary of these laws, as they affect several aspects of any case they choose to file. Among these, the […]

  • What Makes a Good Whistleblower Lawyer

    Once you’ve established that you have a whistleblower case, the next step is perhaps the most vital to ensuring it is brought to action: finding a knowledgeable whistleblower lawyer. This can be a formidable task, and not one to be taken lightly. A good lawyer for any qui tam suit must possess a certain amount […]

  • Virginia Sleep Centers Violate False Claims Act

    Sleep labs serve as vital sources of care for those suffering from a variety of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). An estimated 22 million Americans show symptoms of moderate to severe OSA, which can only be treated following a series of in-home or in-lab sleep studies that diagnose and effectively manage the disorder. […]

  • Whistleblower Suit Results in Hewlett-Packard’s $55 Million Payout

    As one part of a colossal case against a multitude of information technology contractors, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to pay $55 million to settle claims that they offered kickbacks in order to unlawfully obtain contracts with various federal agencies. This settlement was just one part of a whistleblower suit that alleged the involvement of dozens […]

  • AstraZeneca and Medco: A Powerful (and Dishonest) Alliance

    Following a whistleblower suit, pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca agreed to pay $7.9 million to resolve claims that stated their engagement in a massive kickback scheme with a distributor, offering remuneration in exchange for inappropriate marketing of their popular drug Nexium. The alleged relationship involved a pharmacy benefit manager formerly known as Medco (now ExpressScripts), who was […]

  • Celgene Pays $280 Million for Off-Label Marketing of Cancer Drugs

    Celgene, a pharmaceutical manufacturer based out of New Jersey, paid $280 million following a whistleblower suit which claimed they promoted their popular cancer drugs for unapproved purposes. The two drugs in question, Thalomid and Revlimid, are Celgene’s highest-grossing products, together accounting for $8.4 billion in annual revenue – an astounding 75% of the company’s profits. […]

  • Ex-Employee Blows Whistle on California’s Largest Nursing Home Provider

     Following an investigation that arose from a whistleblower suit, the corporate owner of four San Diego-area nursing homes has agreed to pay $6.9 million to resolve multiple fraud allegations. The sister facilities, owned by Los-Angeles based Brius Management Co., purportedly paid illegal kickbacks to cultivate patient referrals and subsequently file numerous false claims to Medicare […]

  • Bribery, Kickbacks, and Fraud – Oh My! California Settles Largest Medical Fraud at an Unprecedented $600 Million

    In what is being called the largest in California history, a now-defunct Long Beach hospital has been discovered to have engaged in an egregious healthcare fraud scandal – one that resulted in up to $600 million in claims being filed and consequently reimbursed. Pacific Hospital was involved in a variety of unscrupulous financial relationships in […]

  • Registered Nurse Defrauds Medicare for $17M in Home Healthcare Scheme

     A registered nurse based out of Texas was found to have utilized two separate home healthcare clinics to swindle the federal Medicare program for $17 million over the course of the seven-year scheme. The nurse, a resident of Fort Bend, Texas, owned and operated Preferred Health Services Inc. and Deligent Health Services Inc., both based […]