Legal News Articles - 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 ]
March 24, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY: Attorney Kirk Chapman and fellow attorney Ross Brooks from Milberg LLP in New York City recently settled a ground-breaking whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act on behalf of Sean Mason, a sales executive at a giant US medical supplies company.Read [ $23.4 Million for Medical Sales Exec Who Blew the Whistle ]
March 22, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: A Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuit in California now has the state Insurance Commissioner in its corner, alleging that a major pharmaceutical manufacturer provided doctors with perks and kickbacks in exchange for prescribing that company's products. The alleged scheme, if proven true, is thought to have cost health care insurers in the state of California up to $3.5 billion, and remains so far the largest health insurance fraud case pursued by the California Department of Insurance.Read [ Qui Tam Whistleblower Health Fraud Lawsuit California's Largest ]