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:
- 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.