False Claims Act Lawyer | Sarasota Florida
If you are aware of fraud, improper billing, or similar rip-offs against our government, then you may have a False Claims Act claim. As your lawyer, I help you seek protection as a whistleblower and expose this wrongdoing.
False Claims Act Combats Fraud By Rewarding Whistleblowers
False Claims Act creates liability upon persons and companies who defraud government programs. Moreover, it is our U.S Government’s primary tool in combating fraud. Furthermore, this law includes a qui tam provision allowing private individuals to file actions on behalf of the government.
Persons who file claims are eligible to receive a portion of damage recoveries. Accordingly, this reward provision exists to encourage whistle blowing fraud against the government or government programs. Moreover, this percentage often ranges from about 15–25 percent. Especially relevant, this amount may be huge if your False Claims Act claim is worth millions or more.
Most False Claims Act claims fall into these categories:
- health care fraud
- off-label marketing by drug companies
- receiving government funds under false pretenses
Accordingly, if you work for a hospital, health care system, or lucrative medical practice, then you may notice improper billing. So, you may have a significant false claims act matter for review. Contact us as soon as possible for a free, personal, and confidential consultation.
How False Claims Act Works
Federal and Florida false claims act laws establish liability upon any person or company improperly collecting federal funds or benefits.
- Presenting a false claim for payment or approval
- Creating or using false records or statements to make a fraudulent claim
- Falsely certifying property type or amount for government use
- Submitting false bills or invoices to any government agency for payment
- Buying government property from an unauthorized person
- Submitting for payment or reimbursement a claim known to be false or fraudulent
- Engaging in a conspiracy to defraud by the improper submission of a false claim.
- Concealing, improperly avoiding or decreasing an obligation to pay money to the government
Moreover, as someone who knows this misconduct is occurring, you may document wrongdoing. Especially relevant, you are only a whistleblower under false claims act guidelines if you provide information helping to prove a claim. Accordingly, simply piecing together existing news reports does not suffice. Rather, your information must be currently unknown to government officials and actually prove a case.
Receiving Cash Awards Under False Claims Act
As your lawyer, I take steps to secure your financial award under the False Claims Act. Accordingly, I prepare a False Claims Act complaint file under seal. Next, we serve the government. Moreover, we also compile your critical information into a comprehensive memorandum meeting legal requirements.
In addition, we enforce your rights under False Claims Act anti-retaliation provision. Accordingly, if you suffer any harms or losses due to retaliation by your employer or similar interests, then we seek additional money damages. Especially relevant, you are eligible for double damages plus attorney fees for any retaliation for reporting fraud against the Government. Moreover, these damages are added to your actual False Claims Act award.
So, if your fraud reporting leads to financial recovery, then you may receive an amount of between 15 and 25 percent—and in some cases 30 percent—whatever our government recovers. Accordingly, this award can reach millions and millions for your valuable information.
Contact us as soon as possible for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. Use our easy contact form or simply call.