False Claims Act Litigation (Qui Tam)

Protecting Your Rights When You Reveal the Truth

Unfortunately, some individuals and entities steal or defraud the U.S. government by filing false and fraudulent claims to receive money that they are not entitled to. We applaud the courage and integrity of whistleblowers who expose illegal and unethical behavior and will serve as private counsel when you want to recover these losses under the False Claims Act. Common examples include:

Medicaid and Medicare fraud

With the countless complexities contained within the American healthcare system, there is ample opportunity for physicians, healthcare facilities, billing agencies, and other parties to defraud Medicaid and Medicare. Billions of government dollars are spent on these programs each year, and the federal government is keen to zero in on any suspected fraudsters. Our firm would be honored to protect you as you protect the public’s tax dollars through a qui tam lawsuit.

Defense contractor fraud

A huge percentage of the federal government’s annual budget is spent on national defense, with a sizable chunk going to defense contractors. These firms — which supply crucial weapons systems, equipment, and logistical services — must adhere to rigid procedures and requirements. You can expect federal investigators to aggressively root out instances of defense contractor fraud should you decide to alert authorities of any fraud you witness.

Federal securities law violations

Not every stockbroker or corporation is willing to play by the rules or operate on the simple notion that consumers deserve to have accurate information when making investment decisions. There are countless ways that entities in the financial sector can engage in securities fraud; we can help you navigate the complex legal process involved with these qui tam lawsuits so you can help bring wrongdoers to justice.

“Phantom” or fraudulent/unnecessary healthcare billing

This is one of the most common methods used to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. Phantom billing occurs when healthcare providers submit Medicare or Medicaid claims for unnecessary products or services; sometimes, those services were never actually provided. As the burden for phantom billing goes to taxpayers, you can expect the federal government to promptly address any such allegations.

If you become aware of such activity and want to bring it to the attention of the authorities, the Amsberry Law Firm will guide you through a qui tam lawsuit.

The False Claims Act provides financial incentives to those who come forward to fight on the government’s behalf, so let us help you expose wrongdoing and do the right thing. Schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Amsberry by calling (210) 354-2244 or contacting us online.