Legal News Articles - Whistleblower
October 2, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Eerie, PA: A whistleblower case brought by four doctors against Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) and V & S Medical Associates has reached a settlement, with a federal judge awarding $2.7 million to the government and $600,000 in attorney fees and costs. The judge had issued an opinion on summary judgment in 2010 against the medical center.Read [ Whistleblower Case Settles for $2.7M ]
August 29, 2013. By LAS Staff Writer.
MINNEAPOLIS - (Aug. 18, 2013) (Press Release): A Washington County, Minn. jury today returned a verdict in favor of Heidi Weber, who claimed in civil court that she was wrongfully terminated by her former employer, Woodbury, Minn.-based Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. The jury awarded Weber damages in excess of $400,000, including legal costs and compensation for past and future lost wages, benefits and emotional trauma, in finding that Globe University unjustly fired her for reporting on unethical and misleading practices by the school. Minneapolis-based law firm Halunen & Associates represented Weber as plaintiff in the lawsuit, which alleged violations of the Minnesota Whistleblower law.Read [ Jury Returns $400,000 Verdict Against For-Profit School For Terminating Whistleblower ]
January 6, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Thanks to a whistleblower complaint back in 2006, a settlement of almost $4 million was reached with the Justice Department over accusations that a community hospital in Ohio billed Medicare for unnecessary angioplasty procedures, a practice that also put patients’ lives at risk.Read [ Settlement Reached that Doctors Over-treated and Over-billed ]
November 27, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Baltimore, MD: A Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuit that has been percolating through the system since 2005 has concluded with an agreement by defendant Boehringer Ingelheim to pay $95 million in penalties and compensation to the US Federal Government over an alleged defrauding of Medicare.Read [ Government Whistleblower and Legal Team to Receive $20 Million ]
September 15, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Toledo, OH: A financial analyst allegedly fired for uncovering irregularities at his workplace not only gets reinstated, but also receives almost $275,000 as compensation in the Ohio employment whistleblower case that reached all the way to the US Department of Labor.Read [ Fired Ohio Worker Ordered Reinstated, Awarded Damages ]
August 7, 2012. By Abi Kistler.
Orlando, FL (Press Release): George F. Indest III, President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, shares his knowledge of health law in the July 25, 2012 issue of Medical Economics. Mr. Indest wrote an article about the lists recently released by nine medical specialty societies, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) on the top medical tests and procedures that patients and physicians should question. In the article, he provided his insight into what these lists may mean for patients and doctors. His knowledge is based on his more than 30 years of experience in defending physicians and representing health care providers.Read [ Orlando Health Attorney Featured in Issue of Medical Economics ]
May 10, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
San Francisco, CA: De acuerdo con los últimos informes de la demanda de Denunciantes de Actos, la Dra. Helen Ge, una ex consultora de Takeda Pharmaceuticals, fabricante de Actos, afirma que la compañía farmacéutica habitualmente ha minimizado los casos relacionados con la insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva (ICC) Actos para hacer que la droga se vea mejor y por lo tanto aumentar las ganancias.Read [ Vigilante de Actos denucia que Takeda restó importancia a los datos de ICC ]
April 15, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: In a story that is eerily familiar to other occurrences throughout the pharmaceutical industry, a doctor under contract with Takeda Pharmaceuticals claims in a whistleblower lawsuit that she met with resistance from her superiors at Takeda when she attempted to report Actos bladder cancer findings.Read [ Actos Bladder Cancer Whistleblower Lawsuit Unsealed ]
April 8, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC: Verizon Communications Inc. recently paid more than $93 million to resolve government whistleblower allegations that it overcharged on invoices for telecommunications service contracts, the Wall Street Journal reports.Read [ Verizon Pays $93.5 Million to Settle Government Whistleblower Lawsuit ]
March 31, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Increasingly, attorneys are taking on qui tam whistleblower cases without waiting for the go-ahead from the Department of Justice (DOJ). In fact, about 80 percent of the cases filed under the False Claims Act (FCA), which are mostly Medicare-related, were recently filed without the DOJ's intervention.Read [ Whistleblowers Go Directly to Attorneys—Bypass Feds ]