Qui Tam, Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act
Reporting fraud against the government is a serious and important part of making our country a better place. Whistleblowers, or those who speak out about fraudulent behavior, may be rewarded for their courage if they choose to file a qui tam claim with a whistleblower lawyer.
Do you have information about a company that may be defrauding the government?
At Goldberg Finnegan, our experienced qui tam attorney can help you with your claim. Under the federal False Claims Act, whistleblowers have filed thousands of qui tam claims and won substantial payouts in return.
What does the False Claims Act Cover?
When a corporation commits fraud against the government, the False Claims Act empowers employees to blow the whistle on the company. Many of these claims address Medicare and Medicaid fraud, charging for nonexistent products or services, overcharging the government, contractors charging double for one service, or failing to ensure that products meet health and safety standards.
What Damages are Available in Whistleblower Claims?
...a whistleblower is entitled to 15-30% of those damages.
Corporations found guilty of fraud in a qui tam case may be liable to pay the government up to three times the amount of the damages created by the fraud; a whistleblower is entitled to 15-30% of those damages. The compensation that is provided includes double back-pay, compensation for damages or costs incurred, and reinstatement.
Recently, Congress has enhanced the Securities Exchange and Commissions Whistleblower program. This increases the amount payable to the whistleblower because of the information they provided to the SEC about a corporations violation of federal securities laws.
What can I do if I am Aware of Corporate Fraud?
A qui tam attorney will keep your claim confidential. Because of the False Claims Act, whistleblowers are protected. After an attorney is contacted and the claim is filed, the government will investigate the allegations of the whistleblower. At this point, the case is sealed and the whistleblowers identity is withheld from the public, as are the details of the case.
Contact Our Silver Spring Whistleblower Lawyers for Help
Goldberg Finnegan is prepared to help you stand up against corporate wrongdoing. If you believe you have a claim of fraud against the government, contact us today.
We offer free case evaluations and always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to our clients.