National Whistleblower Firm (Qui Tam)
Every year billions of dollars of U.S. government funds are paid to businesses and healthcare companies who file false and fraudulent claims for payment to the United States government and various state governments. Detection, investigation and prosecution of this fraud is often impossible without the help of whistleblowers.
The False Claims Act authorizes whistleblowers to sue companies and individuals that defraud the government (known as a “Qui Tam” lawsuit). These suits are filed under seal in federal court and investigated by the Department of Justice. In return, a whistleblower is rewarded by the government with a significant portion of any recovered funds. In a successful suit, the whistleblower can receive between 15 and 30 percent of the government’s overall recovery.
For an individual who learns that a company, often his or her employer, is engaged in fraud on the government, whether it’s Medicare Fraud, Defense Contractor Fraud, Mortgage or other Financial Fraud, or otherwise, the decision to blow the whistle can be overwhelming. Your reputation, your career and sometimes your safety may be at risk. To challenge fraud under the False Claims Act, and protect yourself, the best thing to do is contact an attorney to discuss your case as soon as possible.
If you have information regarding fraud on the government, and may have a qui tam case under the False Claims Act, you could be rewarded for reporting it. Call now for a consultation at (877) 417-8324.
Multiple factors contribute to how much a whistleblower receives from a successful case that has recovered funds, including:
- Amount Recovered. Whistleblower awards are a percentage of he funds the government recovers, based on the whistleblower information. The more money recovered by your information, the greater the amount you will receive.
- Timeliness. The sooner you report fraud, the more relevant your claim will be to the government. In False Claims Act whistleblower cases, the longer a whistleblower waits, the lower their percentage of rewards. Reporting fraud quickly also helps ensure you’re the first one to file a claim based on the information you have.
- Usefulness of your information. If the government chooses to intervene in your whistleblower lawsuit, the more detailed, accurate and comprehensive your information is, the more valuable it will be in terms of your reward.
Call now to discuss your case with an attorney at (877) 417-8324.