Whistleblower Litigation Health Care

Speak Out Against Fraud

If you have evidence of fraud against the government, we are available to speak with you. Your information is crucial to ensuring the government is not taken advantage of. A whistleblower who identifies and reports False Claims Act violations may receive monetary compensation and is afforded protection against employer retaliation.

The False Claims Act encourages citizens to come forward with information that will help the U.S. government combat fraud. Since 1986, the U.S. government has recovered over $59 billion that had been stolen from the government.

Do You Have Information Of Fraudulent Activity That Has Harmed The Government?

Have you seen:

  • Kickbacks to doctors or hospitals when they prescribe certain drugs
  • Bill padding, upcoding and other fraudulent submissions to Medicare for unnecessary lab tests and nonreimbursable costs
  • Doctors prescribing unnecessary medical treatments to the detriment of their patients
  • Drugs marketed to populations for which the drugs have not been approved
  • Unethical referral schemes that give doctors huge bonuses for their participation


Examples Of Egregious FCA Violations Within The Health Care Field

Pfizer

Pfizer paid more than $2.3 billion in 2009 to the U.S. government to settle False Claims Act liabilities and criminal fines of $1 billion over 12 pharmaceutical products and $1.3 billion for criminal matters.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson settled claims in 2012 over allegations of off-label fraud and kickbacks in connection with prescription medications Risperdal, Natrecor and Invega, paying out a total of $2.2 billion.

Tenet Healthcare

In 2006, Tenet Healthcare settled claims of fraudulent, unlawful billing practices, paying out $900 million. The organization had been accused of padding bills, falsely upcoding DRG codes, paying kickbacks to health care providers and manipulating Medicare outlier payments.

Merck & Co.

Merck & Co. paid $650 million to the U.S. government in 2008 following allegations that it paid doctors kickbacks and failed to pay appropriate rebates to Medicaid.

HCA Healthcare Inc.

HCA Healthcare Inc. (formerly Columbia HCA) paid $631 million in 2000 after being accused of paying kickbacks to doctors and putting out fraudulent reports about costs.

TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

In 2001, TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. was ordered to pay $559 million because of False Claims Act violations involving the pricing of medications and marketing activities.

Report Fraud Today

Contact us if you would like to discuss any questionable conduct you have seen. Please call 1-800-850-6003 or fill out our online form. You can also email us at whistleblower@robbinsllp.com.