"Whistleblowers" Have Been Awarded Nearly $4 Billion for Reporting Fraud
Choosing the Right Whistleblower Attorney is the Most Important Step
Whistleblowers, with the help of a whistleblower attorney, have been awarded nearly $4 billion for reporting various types of fraud against the government including Medicaid and Medicare fraud. As a result the United States Department of Justice has recovered over $24.2 billion under the False Claims Act since it was amended in 1986. Today, more than 80 percent of False Claims Act cases pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice are initiated by whistleblowers and are known as Qui Tam cases.
Whistleblowers, known as “relators” in False Claims Act cases, earn anywhere from 15% to 30% of the government’s recovery.
Whistleblowers have been instrumental in bringing about recoveries worth billions of dollars to our treasury. For example, a major drug company recently paid $1 billion under the False Claims Act for an off-label marketing scheme.
In another case, a company, which was committing healthcare billing fraud, paid $900 million for violations that included kickbacks, upcoding and padding bills submitted to Medicare.
Our law firm handles cases nationwide and has offices throughout the U.S., including New York City, Upstate New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. We handle all of our whistleblower cases on a contingency fee basis.
If you believe you have evidence of fraud against the government, securities fraud, commodities fraud or IRS or New York State tax fraud, contact us for a free, confidential consultation at our 24/7 hotline at 212-605-6200 or toll free at 1.888.FRAUD.USA (1.888.372.8387), or by submitting an email inquiry.