False Claims Act Whistleblower Practice – Health Care Fraud
Government spending on escalating healthcare costs has been on the rise over the last several years, costing taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year. As this weight on taxpayers and the Government continues to grow, so too has the incentive to commit fraud, resulting in DOJ estimates of the loss of $100 billion dollars each year. The False Claims Act allows whistleblowers who know of fraud to sue on behalf of the government to recover payments that were fraudulently obtained in violation of the False Claims Act.
The members of the Whistleblower Legal Team have represented whistleblowers in some of the largest healthcare fraud and pharmaceutical fraud cases in history, including numerous cases involving Medicare and Medicaid billing fraud and pharmaceutical fraud involving off-label marketing, kickbacks, Stark Act violations, best price violations and other types of fraud. The Whistleblower Legal Team’s nationwide representation of whistleblowers has resulted in the recovery of billions of dollars for the government.
Whistleblower Legal Team Attorneys’ recent representation of whistleblowers includes:
$3,000,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with GlaxoSmithKline plc.
$2,200,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals for off-label marketing and kickbacks.
$812,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Amgen, Inc.
$425,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Bristol-Meyers Squibb for off-label marketing and kickbacks.
$360,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with McKesson Corporation for Medicaid overpayments caused by the inflated valuations of drug prices.
$375,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Cephalon.
$313,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for off-label marketing and kickbacks.
$153,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Medco Health Solutions for switching and destroying prescriptions, as well as other illegal conduct.
$46,500,000 – SETTLEMENT with Novo Nordisk.
$15,500,000 – SETTLEMENT with Doshi Laboratories.
$6,525,000 – SETTLEMENT with Vanderbilt University Hospital Center.
$1,000,000 – SETTLEMENT with Novartis.
$360,000 – SETTLEMENT with Duane Reade.
$150,000 – SETTLEMENT with NY Hyperbaric.