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West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit
If you have information about a healthcare, pharmaceutical or defense company cheating the government through improper billing, false charges, illegal kickbacks or off-label marketing, you may be able to file a West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit under the False Claims Act.
Whistleblowers who file a West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit under the Qui Tam provision of the False Claims Act can use their own attorney to fight companies cheating the government and share in the award for their efforts.
If you have information about fraudulent charges, improper drug marketing or illegal kickbacks being paid in the healthcare or defense industry, contact us immediately for a confidential evaluation of your West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit.
Whistleblowers who have come forward with information about illegal charges against or government and programs like Medicare and Medicaid have saved taxpayers billions of dollars and earned hundreds of millions in rewards for themselves.
A qualified whistleblower attorney can explain your options for a West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit under the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act, or “Whistleblower Law”, has been around for over a hundred years but is new to most people.
This unique law allows private citizens to retain an attorney and file a lawsuit against companies committing fraud on our state or federal governments. The best part is that the whistleblower shares in the reward.
Since the FCA was amended in 1986, the government has recovered billions of dollars in fraudulent claims with the help of whistleblowers. In 2010 alone, more than $4 billion was recovered, with 80% from the healthcare industry. Best of all, whistleblowers have received almost $3 billion in rewards.
In a typical West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit, the whistleblower, also called a relator, can be entitled to between 15% and 25% of the amount recovered as a reward. It doesn’t cost you anything to hire an attorney and file the lawsuit unless they recover a reward for you. You only need to have evidence of the fraud.
Most Americans haven’t heard of the False Claims Act, however, it has been around since the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln enacted the Act to fight fraudulent military suppliers who were selling faulty weapons, rotten food and old horses to the Union Army.
While the law is still used to guard against fraudulent billing by defense contractors, it has become just as powerful at fighting fraud committed by medical supply, medical device and pharmaceutical companies against Medicare and other government programs.
Large corporations in the defense and healthcare industries spend millions of dollars on lobbyists each year to fight or try to weaken the Whistleblower Law to save from having to pay penalties when they are caught. These corporations despise the fact that everyday citizens have the power to regulate their actions.
Congress recently changed the whistleblower law again to also allow IRS and SEC whistleblower lawsuits by those with evidence of tax fraud or corporate fraud by a publicly traded company of more than $1 million.
If you have information about false or fraudulent charges being made against the government in the healthcare or defense industries, or through tax or SEC filing fraud, contact us today for information on a West Virginia Whistleblower Lawsuit.
We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and offer a confidential evaluation of your whistleblower case.