The False Claims Act works because our healthcare whistleblower clients bring valuable and important inside and often hidden information to the government’s attention. The False Claims Act allows successful whistleblowers to be rewarded and incentivized to expose as much fraud as possible. Our law firm presents evidence of fraud to the government in a way that facilitates the easy understandability and prosecution.
In order for our firm to become involved in a case and file it under seal, it is important that our client provides evidence to support the allegations of fraud. We are particularly interested in cases involving patient harm or lack of efficacy and be of the magnitude that it is appealing to the Government to pursue.
Further, a defendant in a False Claims Act must have relatively deep pockets. Unfortunately, some of the smaller companies that may be defrauding the government are liable to declare bankruptcy if faced with the triple damages that may be levied under the False Claims Act.
These are just some considerations our law firm takes when deciding to represent a healthcare whistleblower.