Munley Law is one of the nation’s most successful and most experienced law firms, and we have represented thousands of people in lawsuits against their employers, healthcare providers, physicians, and pharmaceutical companies. We are experienced, credentialed lawyers who are prepared to represent you in a whistleblower lawsuit, also known as a qui tam lawsuit. We are considered among the Best Lawyers in America by US News and World Report, and our lawyers have over 5 decades of experience representing people just like you.
If you have information or evidence about fraud perpetrated against the government, you should contact the expert whistleblower/qui tam lawyers at Munley Law today for a FREE evaluation of your case. Call today at (855) 866-5529 or use our online form. We are ready to help you now. Munley Law’s Whistleblower and Qui Tam cases are on a contingent fee basis, which means that whistleblowers do not pay attorneys’ fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.
What is Needed to File a Whistleblower Case/Qui Tam Case?
Many people wonder whether they have a case that amounts to a whistleblower case or whether they can bring a whistleblower lawsuit. So what is a whistleblower? The term “whistleblower” refers to any person or persons who reveals illegal, unethical or fraudulent behavior or actions by an individual or organization. The term “qui tam” is used in whistleblower cases that involve fraud against the government. The term qui tam literally means “who sues on behalf of the King as well as for himself.”
Whistleblower/Qui Tam Cases are Based on Fraud
Most whistleblower/qui tam cases are filed under state and federal False Claims Act, the IRS Fraud Program or the SEC/CFTC program. Under these laws, someone who blows the whistle against a person or entity that is defrauding the federal government, may receive a portion of any damages recovered on behalf of the government, and is protected against any retaliation. At Munley Law, we file lawsuits on behalf of our whistleblower/qui tam clients using these laws to help recover against the fraud and dishonesty of others.
As a general rule, rewards for whistleblowers are from 15 to 25 percent of any money that is recovered by the government.
Whistleblower/qui tam lawsuits are typically filed against healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, and these lawsuits can also be brought for tax fraud, securities and commodities fraud, and defense contractor fraud. The most common whistleblower/qui tam cases are against healthcare providers and involve Medicaid and Medicare fraud.
Some common types of fraud in healthcare include:
- When a healthcare provider bills the government for services that it did not provide
- When the government is billed for services that are not necessary to the patient
- When one party is receiving kickbacks in exchange for a business referral or something else of value
- When doctors make referrals to other medical facilities they own or have an ownership interest in, and they do not disclose this information
- When a doctor or healthcare facility codes a bill that requires a higher amount than is necessary, known as “up-coding”
- Falsely certifying healthcare documents
- Inflating healthcare costs
Some examples of pharmaceutical company whistleblower/qui tam cases include:
- Marketing a drug for uses that are not approved by the FDA, also know as “off label”
- Pricing Fraud
Hire the Best Whistleblower Law Firm to Represent Your Interests in a Whistleblower/Qui Tam Lawsuit and False Claims Act Lawsuit
If you are a whistleblower and wish to come forward to expose fraud against the government, you will need a lawyer immediately. When selecting a law firm to represent you in your whistleblower/qui tam case, you should “Choose Carefully.” Our lawyers understand the risks you are taking by blowing the whistle and exposing an individual or an entity that is committing fraud against the government. We want to help you, and we have the team and the resources ready to help you today. Our lawyers work as a team and we will put all of our skills and resources toward protecting your rights throughout the whistleblower/qui tam legal process. We will work hard to investigate your case and properly present your claim to the government. We will work with you while the government investigates your claim, and help to assist the government to advance your case. We will also ensure that the investigation remains confidential.
People who have blown the whistle on their companies or organizations can face very serious consequences, especially if they are blowing the whistle on their employer. Many individuals hesitate to expose misconduct because they fear retaliation in the form of demotion, wage garnishment, or even wrongful termination. When you hire our attorneys, we will guide you through this process and help to ensure that you are protected.
Contact Us for a Free Evaluation of Your Whistleblower Claim
Our experienced team of lawyers understands the complexities of a whistleblower case. We will aggressively defend the rights of people like you who want to disclose wrongful acts, and we will assist you in getting the reward you deserve for stepping forward.
Contact Munley Law today for a FREE consultation and case evaluation of your whistleblower/qui tam case. You can call us at (855) 866-5529 or simply click here for our online form and a member of our whistleblower/qui tam lawsuit team will get back to you right away. In these types of cases, it is vital that you have the best legal representation on your side.