Did you know that every year, over 2000 whistleblower cases are tried in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Labor and that the average cash reward to a whistleblower in a successful case is over $700,000.00!!
The False Claims Act prohibits people and companies from defrauding the government by knowingly presenting, or causing to be presented, a false claim for payment or approval. Violations of the False Claims Act can result in judgment in an amount equal to three times the amount of losses the U.S. Treasury sustained, plus civil fines – and the government will pay a cash reward of up to 30% of the total amount recovered to the whistleblower who reports the fraud!
Almost any type of fraud in which the government has paid money, or has been billed for money, based on fraudulent claims likely falls under the False Claims Act. Many successful False Claims Act cases have involved medicare and medicaid fraud, contractor fraud, while other successful cases have dealt with federal funding for environmental, energy, farm and education programs, among others.
Despite their vast resources, we take on the most powerful entities in the United States to make sure the truth is told, the public trust is upheld and the weakest members of our society are protected from abuse.
Rosenblum & Ancowitz represents whistleblowers in a wide range of False Claims Act cases, including medicare and medicaid fraud, healthcare fraud, and many other false claims. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial.
YOU CAN! The “qui tam” provision of the Federal False Claims Act allows any person or people to act as whistleblowers and sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the U.S. government. In such cases, the whistleblower is referred to as a “relator.” These cases are known as “qui tam” or whistleblower lawsuits.
A successful whistleblower is entitled to a percentage (ranging from 15 to 30 percent) of the total amount of monies the government recovers as a result of the lawsuit.
Any person or entity that has evidence of a fraud occurring against the government may act as a whistleblower under the False Claims Act. Please read our Whistleblower FAQ for comprehensive answers to your questions about whistleblower rights and whistleblower law