It takes a great deal of courage to do the right thing by blowing the whistle on individuals or entities who are defrauding the government. You could permanently damage your career and destroy personal relationships with coworkers.
You deserve skilled representation from a Palm Beach Gardens whistleblower lawyer. The attorneys at Gordon & Doner are prepared to aggressively defend your rights. If you have a legitimate claim, we will work tirelessly to pursue a successful outcome, which could include obtaining a percentage of the money recovered by the government. Schedule your free, no obligation legal consultation today to discuss your claim.
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Reasons to File a Qui Tam Claim
Whistleblowers file hundreds of qui tam lawsuits each year against individuals and organizations in various industries, including healthcare, real estate, defense contracting, banking and student lending.
These lawsuits allege that these individuals or entities used false records or statements or engaged in a conspiracy to obtain money from the government or avoid paying the government.
Common examples of these fraudulent actions include:
- Using false statements or documentation to obtain payment for a government claim
- Using false records to avoid paying a government claim
- Using tax deductions an individual or corporation is not allowed to use
- Filing duplicate claims with Medicare or Medicaid
- Billing Medicare or Medicaid for unnecessary services
- Committing fraud to acquire or maintain ownership of real estate
- Failing to report income, assets or property on taxes
There are many more examples of fraud for which you can file a qui tam lawsuit. Our Palm Beach Gardens whistleblower attorneys can review your allegations to determine if you are able to file a lawsuit.
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Filing a Qui Tam Lawsuit
If you know about government fraud, you have a limited amount of time to put a stop to it. The False Claims Act says qui tam lawsuits must be filed within six years of when the fraudulent actions began, or within three years of when the government is or should be aware of these actions.
In order to protect whistleblowers, all qui tam lawsuits are filed under seal, which means only the government has access to the allegations.
When the lawsuit is under seal, the government will review the allegations and decide whether or not to join the case. If the government joins your case, the odds of a successful outcome are much higher.
After 60 days, the seal is lifted and the accused will most likely decide to settle the case before going to trial. You could receive up to 25 percent of the money recovered by the government, if the government decides to join your case. Without the government on board, you could recover up to 30 percent of the funds.
Our Palm Beach Gardens whistleblower lawyers are firmly committed to obtaining as much compensation as possible for your lawsuit. We know you put a lot on the line to do the right thing, and you deserve attorneys who will fight for compensation.
Protection from Retaliation
Regardless of the outcome of your lawsuit, you may experience retaliation from your employer. Retaliation could include getting fired, suspended or demoted. You could also face harassment or threats from your superiors or other employees.
Fortunately, the False Claims Act provides relief from these actions, which could include:
- Reinstatement to your position if you were fired or demoted
- Twice the amount of back pay for wages lost as a result of being demoted or fired
- Interest on back pay received
- Compensation for attorney's fees and other damages
Our Palm Beach Gardens whistleblower lawyers are prepared to pursue all forms of compensation you are entitled to for suffering retaliation.
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Consult Our Palm Beach Gardens Whistleblower Lawyers
Whistleblowers are vital to the government's ability to uncover and put a stop to fraud by individuals and corporations.
However, there is no guarantee that a whistleblower lawsuit will be successful, or that the individual will receive a portion of the funds recovered by the government. Whistleblowers could also face retaliation from their employer.
The whole experience could be very stressful and damage an individual's career and personal relationships with coworkers.
If you want to blow the whistle on fraud, you need skilled legal representation from a Palm Beach Gardens whistleblower lawyer.
The attorneys at Gordon & Doner know your rights and what it takes for a qui tam claim to be successful. If you suffer retaliation, we will fight for all of the compensation you deserve under the False Claims Act.
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