If you have intimate knowledge of a fraudulent act against a government agency, you can come forward and file a whistleblower lawsuit. These types of suits are also known as qui tam lawsuits and are filed when an individual witnesses a company that is defrauding the government.
The most common form of qui tam lawsuits are in the healthcare industry for reasons such as the following:
- Fraudulent claims for Medicare or Medicaid patients
- Fraudulent pharmaceutical claims
- The misuse of ambulances or other transportation that gets billed to the government
- False claims for medical devices or treatments
In a whistleblower case, our Pennsylvania attorneys can help represent you and ensure that your job remains safe. If you file a whistleblower suit, you don’t have to worry about risking your job. Under the U.S. False Claims Act, the government protects your job and our Philadelphia lawyers will also help you get your job back if you lost it for filing a qui tam suit. We can also help get you damages for income lost.
Oftentimes, the government will join your case and work alongside our team of experienced whistleblower attorneys. On some occasions, the government will not join up with your case, so our lawyers will represent your case on our own. Usually, the settlements of whistleblower cases are between 15-30% of the fraudulent claim amount.
Our team at Kline & Specter has the experience necessary to represent your whistleblower case successfully. We do not collect any fees up front and only collect a percentage of your settlement, plus expenses, if we win the case. If you wish to file a whistleblower case, please contact Kline & Specter today or call us at 800-243-1100.