Personal Injury Blog

Over $10 Million To Be Paid in Healthcare Fraud Case

New York radiology group Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology has agreed to pay just over $8 million in civil damages and $2.4 million in criminal restitution in connection with a qui tam lawsuit alleging that the company committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud between 2008 and 2014. The fraudulent acts include billing Medicare and Medicaid for radiology services that […]

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Qui Tam Case Against Oncologist Settles for $5.3 Million

In a recently settled qui tam case brought against a New York hematology-oncology practice, the whistleblower alleged that the practice spent years giving patients kickbacks while overcharging Medicare and Medicaid for their services. The state of New York and the U.S. government decided to get involved in the case, which was originally brought in April […]

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Whistleblower Lawsuit over Healthcare Fraud Settles for $145 Million

At the end of October, Life Care Centers of America, Inc., a private nursing home company owned by Forrest L. Preston, settled a qui tam lawsuit by agreeing to pay $145 million to the government and the whistleblowers in the case. Life Care Centers, which is based in Cleveland, TN, owns over 260 residential care […]

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Qui Tam Case Against Novartis Settles for Over $35 Million

Elidel, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s medication for eczema, was recently at the center of a qui tam lawsuit alleging that the company pushed off-label uses of the drug for patients under two years old. Because studies conducted in animals indicated that Elidel might result in skin cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Qui Tam Lawsuit Against Vibra Healthcare Settles for $32.7 Million

A group of hospitals nationwide owned and operated by Vibra Healthcare LLC settled a qui tam lawsuit at the end of September for $32.7 million plus interest. During the course of an investigation, it was found that Vibra defrauded the U.S. government by billing Medicare for unnecessary services between 2006 and 2013. The fraud allegedly […]

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A Brief History of the Federal False Claims Act

The False Claims Act, which is also known as Lincoln’s Law thanks to the president who signed it 150 years ago, is crucial legislation that protects the government from fraud and waste. But in its long history, it hasn’t always been the powerful law that it is today. When Abraham Lincoln signed the act into […]

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Marinello Schools of Beauty Owe Government in Qui Tam Case

Six whistleblowers recently succeeded in their qui tam case against Marinello Schools of Beauty, with the U.S. government receiving a settlement of $11 million, while the schools’ 56 campuses had to close in order to pay out the claim. Although Marinello has denied all allegations of fraud, the U.S. Department of Education chose to forbid […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Settles Qui Tam Lawsuit for $30 Million

In a case that has been unfolding for nine years, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has just agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought against them by the state of California for $30 million. Three former sales representatives for the company initiated the suit with their allegations of illegal kickbacks going from BMS to doctors. They had […]

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Renown Health Settles Qui Tam Lawsuit for $9.5 Million

Renown Health settled a qui tam lawsuit brought against them at the end of June for $9.5 million. Based in Reno, NV, Renown is one of the country’s largest healthcare facilities with hospitals and care centers all over the northern part of the state. The company was accused of committing Medicare fraud against the U.S. […]

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Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals to Pay $67 Million in Qui Tam Lawsuit

Genentech Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC (the successor to OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc.) resolved a qui tam lawsuit in early June related to their marketing of cancer drug Tarceva. The medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, but a lawsuit brought by former […]

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