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Whistleblower Law

Whistleblower laws allow persons and entities with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the United States Government. The whistleblower may be entitled to recover up to 30% of what the government recovers.

Whistleblower or qui tam lawsuits allege various types of fraud against the government, including:

  • Medicare Fraud & Medicaid Fraud
  • COVID/Pandemic Relief Fund Fraud
  • Pharmaceutical Billing Fraud
  • Defense Contract Fraud
  • Other Government Fraud
  • Charging the government for more than was provided
  • Submitting a false application for a government loan;
  • Submitting a claim that falsely certifies that the defendant has complied with a law, contract term, or regulation

Fast and Prepared

At Whitten Burrage, our attorneys know time is of the essence. The government uses the “first to file” rule, which states that the first person who brings suit against the alleged entity defrauding the government is entitled to the reward. Our skilled lawyers will review the facts, conduct vigorous research, and aid you in filing your case under the False Claims Act.

Whistleblower lawsuits allege illegal conduct, such as health care fraud involving Medicare and Medicaid. Whistleblower cases can be complex, as the government has the right to intervene and join the action. However, if the government declines, you can continue to pursue your claim with the assistance of our skilled attorneys.

How We Help Relators Recover Ample Compensation

Under the False Claims Act, any employee who is discharged, demoted, harassed, or otherwise discriminated against because of lawful acts by the employee under the Act is entitled to all relief necessary to make the employee whole. Such relief may include:

  • Reinstatement
  • Double back pay
  • Compensation for any special damages, including litigation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Rely On Accomplished Whistleblower Attorneys

Whitten Burrage recently concluded a very successful complex Qui Tam action, where our relator was generously compensated. Learn how our experienced attorneys can help you today, and call 888-801-8682 to request a conversation with one or more of our experienced attorneys.

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cases involve a situation where a

company or individual has defrauded the

government or some governmental entity

out of money through some sort of

fraudulent scheme we’ve been handling

those kind of cases a long time we have

cases in the office now one is a drug

manufacturer who overcharged for drugs

and was not truthful about what the drug

would do other types of cases in the

medical field is where Kickbacks are

paid to doctors not in the form of cash

of course but they try to cover them up

with some type of scheme like renting

space from a doctor for adults

price that’s not fair there’s all kinds


schemes that they come up with cable

companies uh illegal charges that they

make are improper charges that they make

there’s all different types of schemes

that have been put together to try to

defraud the government or get money from

the government in those cases The

Whistleblower is called the relator

and the case is filed under Seal The

Government Can elect to participate or

not participate if they elect to

participate then they’re involved in the

case if they don’t then the relator

takes the case on his his or her own and

goes forward then if there is a recovery

the relator gets a percentage of it uh

and we represent the relator and then

get our fee from the percentage that the

relator gets they take a long time

they’re extremely complex but uh they

can turn out well for people that are

willing to step up and expose the fraud

of companies