Using the False Claims Act
To File A Qui Tam Lawsuit
If a hospice agency has enrolled elderly patients and then
fails to provide needed services, equipment or medications to the
patients, then the hospice agency may be engaged in Medicare
fraud. If you seriously believe that a hospice agency has engaged
in such fraud, you may be able to file what is known as a
lawsuit on behalf of the federal government
against the hospice. This type of lawsuit should only be filed
with the expert counself of an attorney who is expert in this
area of practice.
You can get more information about filing Qui Tam lawsuits
Thomas R. Grande
Grande Law Offices
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 124-24
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
Telephone: (808) 521-7500
Cellular: (808) 271-7500
Facsimile: (888) 722-5575
Represents whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (qui tam actions) and consumers and health care professionals seeking to improve the quality of health care.
- False Claims Specialist
Mark Kleiman, Esq.
11755 Wilshire Blvd. - Suite 2150
Los Angeles, California 90025
Tel: 310-442-4820 ** 310-442-4830 (fax)
Timothy J. McInnis, Esq.
521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10175-0038
Tel: (212) 292-4573
Fax: (212) 292-4574
Cell: (917) 903-9424
Web site: www.whistleblowerlegal.com
Experienced and successful whistleblower firm: representing employees and patients in healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) billing fraud cases and whistleblower retaliation actions and severance negotiations, including hospice matters.
NOLAN LAW FIRM
Qui tam law firm specializes in government whistleblower fraud cases
including healthcare, pharmaceutical, Federal False Claims Act and Medicare
350 E Las Olas Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Business: (954) 779-3943 ? Fax: (954) 779-3937
Contact Nolan Law Firm.
Shelley Slade, Esq
Vogel & Slade, LLP
1225 19th St., N.W., Suite. 300
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-4710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Qui Tam.com
National Whistleblower Center
Whistleblowing is not something to be lightly considered. It
can have serious repercussions on your career, your financial
well-being and the well-being of your family. Your family must be
fully supportive of your choice for you to weather this
potentially difficult time period successfully. Although there
are some legal protections for whistleblowers, many employers may
choose to retaliate against someone who they view as a threat to
their fraudulent scheming. Legal protections do not come fully
into play until after court proceedings and judicial findings of
fact, which may be a few years after suffering retaliation by an
unethical employer. So, if you do consider acting under any
whistleblower laws, to report fraud, always get legal counsel
before doing so.
Most nurses or other employees who have followed the route of
being a whistleblower have found that their lives have changed
forever and that they paid a price for whistleblowing. Most would
not change their minds about their decision, since they believed
that they had to do "what was right" and act to protect
the patients and the public. However, none had an easy time as a
result of whistleblowing. Members of the public who whistleblow
about an agency's fraud may not be fired since they are not
employees, but nevertheless, they too should seek legal counsel
before acting in a qui tam lawsuit.