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The whistleblower lawyers at Brown, LLC protect whistleblowers and combat Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud. If you have information regarding the systemic defrauding of government insurance programs like Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare, you might be eligible to become a whistleblower under the False Claims Act and potentially receive a whistleblower award.
Each year there are billions of dollars of fraud that strain the Medicare system. Each year there are hundreds of millions of dollars given out as whistleblower awards for people who blow the whistle the right way.
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud can rear its ugly head in many different ways. Unfortunately, when moneys at stake, greed conquers care and medical providers sometimes place their economic interests ahead of the patients.
Common Medicare Fraud Scenarios
Businesses and individuals defraud state and federal government healthcare programs in many different ways. Common examples of fraudulent conduct include:
Billing For Services Not Rendered
Submitting a claim for a health care service, treatment, medical device, diagnostic test, or medication that was never rendered.
Billing for services or equipment that are not medically necessary.
Submitting claims for services rendered to patients who are no longer with the practice, or have even passed away.
Falsifying Who Is Providing Services
Billing for services at physician rates when they were actually provided by nurses or physician assistants.
Improperly paying or soliciting money to induce referring patients or healthcare services payable by a government-funded healthcare program.
Falsifying Information Regarding Clinic/ Provider Accreditation
Submitting false information to become an eligible provider for government insurance programs.
Referring government business to another business owned by the same person, or by their friends or family.
Promoting off-label use of products, falsifying documentation to the FDA, or deviating from approved manufacturing and testing processes.
There are hundreds of other schemes that hurt patients and line medical provider’s pockets. If you’re not part of the solution, the government may consider you part of the problem. You should consider a whistleblower lawyer to educate yourself about your rights. Call the whistleblower law firm of Brown, LLC at (877) 561-0000 for a free, confidential consultation.
100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – All cases involve Jaon T. Brown and/ or Brown, LLC
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