Whistleblowers, with the necessary help of whistleblower lawyers, have been awarded nearly $4 billion for reporting various types of fraud against the government including Medicaid and Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical, defense contractor, and other types of 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 the 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 may earn anywhere from 15% to 30% of the government’s recovery. Relators must be represented by whistleblower lawyers in order to receive a share in 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 whistleblower lawyers handle cases nationwide and have offices throughout the U.S., including NYC, Upstate NY, NJ, and GA. 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.