Choosing the Right Whistleblower Attorney is the Most Important Step
Whistleblowers, with the help of a whistleblower attorney, have been awarded over $5.2 billion for reporting various types of fraud against the government including Medicaid and Medicare fraud. Whistleblowers were awarded $597 million under the False Claims Act in 2015 alone. Based on cases initiated by whistleblowers, the United States Department of Justice has recovered over $33.1 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, three major pharmaceutical companies have paid more than a billion dollars each to settle allegations of off-label marketing and paying kickbacks to physicians in the last 4 years. In another case, a company that owns for-profit health facilities, paid $900 million for alleged healthcare fraud that included paying kickbacks, upcoding and padding bills submitted to Medicare.
Levy Konigsberg has assisted clients in recovering over $72 million in healthcare cases filed under the Federal and state False Claims Acts. 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.
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