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December 8, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Tampa, FL: It did not take long for Kathleen Siwicki to notice something was very wrong in the Florida cardiologist’s office where she was working. Siwicki, an experienced Certified Cardiovascular Technologist, immediately began to see the services the doctor was providing did not match the billing statements he was submitting for payment. In November 2014, after just six months working for Dr. Arthur Portnow she quit her job and shortly after filed an action under the False Claims Act.Read [ Healthcare Whistle Blower Awarded $351,000 ]
November 27, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC It’s not the users. It’s the doctors. In a November 22 interview with lawyersandsettlements.com, attorney Jason Brown told a strange two-track story where healthcare whistleblower lawsuits meet the opioid epidemic. It’s not pretty. He believes that 2018-2019 will bring a proliferation of whistleblower lawsuits that target the real villains – the doctors and the healthcare system within which they operate.Read [ Untold Story of Opioid Epidemic: Attorney Explains Kickbacks and Billing Fraud ]
October 31, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Not one, but two healthcare fraud lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and its operator allege double-booking of surgeries that possibly put patients at risk. There are also allegations that patients are misled into assuming their procedures will be performed by experienced surgeons, when in fact residents and fellows often perform various aspects of a procedure while the primary surgeon is out of the room.Read [ Whistleblower Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Alleges Surgical Double-Booking ]
October 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: An Ohio-based chemicals and roofing company accused of gouging the federal government following an investigation resulted in an SEC whistleblower lawsuit that defendant RPM International attempted to have dismissed. On September 29, however a federal judge in Washington declined to dismiss, and the whistleblower lawsuit will move forward.Read [ Ohio Firm Loses Petition to Have SEC Lawsuit Dismissed ]
October 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Columbus, OH: The Department of Justice has announced that Olympia Therapy, Inc. (Olympia), an Ohio nursing home, and its management service provider, Provider Services, Inc. (Provider) have agreed to settle a healthcare fraud lawsuit brought by Vladimir Trakhter, a former Olympia employee. The case puts a uniquely human face on the damage done by Medicare fraud.Read [ Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit ]
September 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A former executive with a real estate investment trust who brought an SEC whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer has seen his case mushroom into a debate over protections for whistleblowers couched in the Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Also debated within the lawsuit, which has since been elevated to the US Supreme Court, is the relationship between the various provisions within Dodd-Frank / Sarbanes-Oxley, and those within the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Read [ Is Fired Executive’s Case an SEC Whistleblower Lawsuit? Supreme Court to Decide ]
September 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: A former employee of Cooper Health System in New Jersey has filed a whistleblower healthcare fraud lawsuit after the paramedic claims he was fired for raising concerns about poor treatment of patients, potential billing fraud and other allegations related to regulatory violations.Read [ Whistleblower Alleges Healthcare Fraud in Lawsuit ]
August 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Atlanta, GA: The Medical Center, Navicent Health (“Navicent”) has agreed to pay $2,549,742 to the United States and the State of Georgia to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act by submitting inflated bills for ambulance transportation. The qui tam whistleblower lawsuit that brought about the settlement is significant because it targeted the common practice of “up coding.” Up coding occurs when providers inflate the claims submitted to Medicare or Medicaid by misrepresenting the complexity or emergency nature of services provided.Read [ Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit Goes After “Up Coding” ]
July 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: Rooting out healthcare fraud is a top priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and on July 17, 2017 the DOJ announced a massive $1.3 billion crackdown on healthcare professionals involved in schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare services for US veterans and their families.Read [ Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep ]
July 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
San Francisco, CA: The US Department of Labor has ordered Wells Fargo to reinstate a former branch manager whistleblower that the bank fired for reporting bank employees who where secretly opening new accounts for customers without their knowledge or consent.Read [ Labor Department Orders Wells Fargo to Reinstate Whistleblower and Pay $577,000 in Back Wages ]
- $8M Settlement Reached in Omnicare False Claims Suit By Lucy Campbell (May-18-17)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower “Double-Dipping” By Jane Mundy (Apr-6-17)
- Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud By Brenda Craig (Mar-3-17)
- Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” By Jane Mundy (Feb-19-17)
- Healthcare Whistleblowers Protect Patients' Rights By Heidi Turner (Jan-20-17)
- Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry By Brenda Craig (Dec-15-16)
- Healthcare CEO Files Whistleblower Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Feb-5-16)
- Government Whistleblower and Legal Team to Receive $20 Million By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-12)
- Verizon Pays $93.5 Million to Settle Government Whistleblower Lawsuit By Charles Benson (Apr-8-11)
- Whistleblowers Go Directly to Attorneys—Bypass Feds By Jane Mundy (Mar-31-11)
- $23.4 Million for Medical Sales Exec Who Blew the Whistle By Brenda Craig (Mar-24-11)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower Health Fraud Lawsuit California's Largest By Gordon Gibb (Mar-22-11)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower—Not an Easy Moneymaker By Jane Mundy (Mar-16-11)
- New Food Safety Legislation to Offer Federal Whistleblower Protection By Charles Benson (Feb-24-11)
- Time to Cap Qui Tam Whistleblower Awards? By Gordon Gibb (Feb-14-11)
- "Whistleblowers Like Lottery Winners" By Jane Mundy (Feb-8-11)
- Philadelphia Is a Center for Government Whistleblowers By Charles Benson (Jan-23-11)
- Healthy Pay Day for Two Qui Tam Whistleblowers By Gordon Gibb (Jan-16-11)
- Calling All Corporate Executives with Inside Dirt—"Especially Women" By Brenda Craig (Jan-15-11)
- Lights, Action, Camera on Whistleblowers in 2011? By Jane Mundy (Jan-8-11)
- Government Whistleblower Lawsuit Cites Flaws in Rolls-Royce Plane Engines By Charles Benson (Dec-24-10)
- You Have Until Midnight to Weigh In: What Should the SEC Do with Whistleblowers? By Jane Mundy (Dec-17-10)
- Idaho Whistleblower Lawsuit Settled for $2.425 Million By Gordon Gibb (Dec-8-10)
- A Qui Tam Case in the Making? By Jane Mundy (Dec-1-10)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit over Afghan Overbilling Settled By Charles Benson (Nov-19-10)
- David Pardo: Attorney, Pilot and FAA Whistleblower By Jane Mundy (Nov-9-10)
- Christus Settlement Part of Larger $62.9 Million Qui Tam Whistleblower Case By Gordon Gibb (Nov-2-10)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower—$750 Million Medicaid Fraud Settlement By Jane Mundy (Oct-28-10)
- Glaxo $750 Million Settlement Fourth-Largest in History By Gordon Gibb (Oct-28-10)
- AARP Joins Forces with Qui Tam Whistleblower By Jane Mundy (Oct-20-10)
- Allstate Subject of Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-7-10)
- Omnicare Qui Tam Whistleblowers By Jane Mundy (Sep-29-10)
- New York Law Expands Scope of Qui Tam Lawsuits By Charles Benson (Sep-19-10)
- Qui Tam Whistleblowers in Line for $37.8 Million By Gordon Gibb (Sep-12-10)
- Attorney Discusses Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Sep-9-10)
- Indiana AG Urges Qui Tam Lawsuits for Medicare Fraud By Charles Benson (Aug-25-10)
- Qui Tam Whistleblower: Shame on Sodexo By Jane Mundy (Aug-24-10)
- Feds Intervene in Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-11-10)
- Qui Tam: Is Novartis in Trouble Again? By Jane Mundy (Jul-30-10)
- Government Reaches Settlement in Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit By Charles Benson (Jul-19-10)