Firm-Wide blog

Whistleblowing: Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Fraudulent Conduct, the False Claims Act

By Burg Simpson
March 6, 2013
3 min read

Whistleblowing: the False Claims Act, Medicare & Medicaid Fraud, Fraudulent Conduct

Hello. My name is David TeSelle. I am the co-leader of the Complex Commercial & Business Fraud trial team at Burg Simpson.

Do you have non-public or confidential information, or evidence regarding someone cheating or defrauding the state or federal government, false claims or billings by government contractors, medicare or medicaid fraud, illegal kickbacks or referral schemes involving state or federal government, or any other wrongful, fraudulent conduct that is harming the American taxpayer?

If so, there is something you can do to stop the fraud, and you can get paid for it by the government – typically 15-30% of whatever the government recovers. That is significant when you consider that over $30 billion has been recovered in like claims since 1986.

What you can do to stop the fraud is file a False Claims Act claim. The False Claims Act imposes liability on people and companies who defraud the government and governmental programs. The FCA allows whistleblowers – regular people like you, who are not affiliated with the government – to file actions on behalf of the government to recoup monies taken by fraud.

In order to recover a percentage of the recovery, whistleblowers must typically be the first to present direct, independent and non-publicly available information of the fraud to make a claim. States, such as Wyoming and Colorado, also have their own False Claims Act that may apply to fraud committed on state government and governmental programs.

Please do not attempt to handle these claims on your own. There are certain legal hurdles which must be overcome for your case to succeed. And there are certain potential consequences of the claim that you should discuss confidentially with a lawyer before you proceed.

Were you involved in the wrongdoing, what liability could you face if you disclose the information you know? For this, and other important questions, you need experienced, competent counsel to advise you confidentially about your rights before you proceed.

At Burg Simpson, we fight fraud committed against the American taxpayer. We will guide you through the whistleblower process. If you are aware of wrongful conduct and cheating the state or federal government, or otherwise harming the American taxpayer, please contact me, David TeSelle, co-leader of the Burg Simpson Complex Commercial & Business Fraud trial team at Burg Simpson, by phone or email listed below.

The initial meeting to discuss your rights and whether your case has a potential recovery under the False Claims Act is private, confidential, and without charge to you. We are very selective about the cases we take.

But if your case is the right one, cases can be taken on a contingent fee basis. That means unless we recover for you, we will not collect the fee.

I look forward to your call. Keep fighting for justice.

Free case evaluation form