Are you aware of fraud against the government? We want to help you and the government recover the lost funds.
We're sure it's no surprise to you that U.S. Government, as well as the State of Florida, spends billions of dollars every year on government loans, grants, and contracts for goods and services. But, did you know that about 10% of this amount is lost due to fraud? This is a staggering amount of losses to the government. The government wants to recover this money, but they need your help and are willing to pay for it.
If you're aware of government fraud, we want to help. We will guide you through the process of filing an action under the federal or state False Claims Act and provide representation throughout the course of the litigation, whether your participation is limited to supporting the government or if you are put in the role of taking the lead in prosecuting a claim on the government’s behalf.
The federal and state False Claims Acts allow whistleblowers to file “qui tam” lawsuits if they know of violations of that state law. Qui tam is short for a Latin phrase, “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur” that roughly translates to “he who brings an action for the king as well as for himself.” This type of lawsuit imposes liability on people and corporations who, among other violations, have committed fraudulent acts against the government in order to receive economic gain.
Fraud against the government comes in many forms, but some of the most prevalent types of qui tam cases are:
Many qui tam cases target kickbacks paid to induce Government healthcare services, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or other Government services. Unlawful kickbacks include any remuneration (bribes, discounts, etc.) paid with an intent to induce Government business
Billing Fraud Issues
Whistleblowers can also bring qui tam cases against medical providers such as hospitals, clinics, or home health services for fraudulent billing practices that harm government healthcare payers. Fraudulent billing schemes include forged record, double-billing, and “upcoding” (billing for a more expensive procedure than the one performed).
Best Price Schemes
Another type of case against Government contractors is price manipulation or “best price” cases. Government contracts typically require that vendors give the Government the company’s “best price,” so overcharging governmental entities can be actionable.
Whistleblowers can file qui tam cases based on off-label or otherwise unlawful marketing of pharmaceutical drugs to induce purchases of those drugs.
If you'd like to know the procedure for "blowing the whistle" and filing a lawsuit under Florida False Claims Act, click here.
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