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Helping Whistleblowers Pursue Justice Through The False Claims Act

Here at Robert T. Homlar P.C., I represent whistleblower clients throughout Georgia. All inquiries, meetings and reports are kept in strict confidence and not subject to disclosure or re-reporting, ever. “Whistleblower” litigation can take many forms; ultimately, it comes down to asking yourself if you know something wrong going on in your workplace. Are you aware of fraud against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)? Do you have information about a military contractor having defrauded the Department of Defense? Are you aware of similar fraud and wrongdoing at the Savannah River Site, Fort Gordon, Eisenhower Army Medical Center or involving any corporation in the CSRA or anywhere around the country?

Whether you are employed at the Veteran’s Administration (“VA”), Fort Gordon, National Security Agency (“NSA”), the Savannah River Site (“SRS”) or any other federal or state governmental agency throughout the CSRA or around the world, my firm, based in Evans and Augusta, can help relieve your concern.

Standing Up Against Fraud

Exposing false claims to the government is a civic duty and those who bravely step forward deserve zealous representation and protection from retaliation. You have an opportunity to affect change by doing the right thing and I can help. I can guide you on blowing the whistle on violations of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threats to public interest/national security, as well as fraud and corruption. I also help clients with a wide range of civil and criminal legal matters.

What Is The False Claims Act?

The False Claims Act is federal legislation that targets fraud against the United States government. It is used to hold individuals and companies financially accountable when they misuse government funds. One of the unique features of this law is that it empowers not only the government but also you, as a private citizen, to take a stand against fraud by bringing a lawsuit under the act.

What Are Qui Tam Lawsuits?

Qui Tam lawsuits are how you can act as a whistleblower under the False Claims Act. These legal actions are initiated by private individuals who have evidence of fraud against the federal government. In these cases, your bravery doesn’t go unnoticed. If the government recovers funds because of your legal action, you may receive a portion of the recovery. As an experienced whistleblower attorney, I can guide you through the complexities of these lawsuits. At every step, I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and advocate for you.

Understanding Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Cases

Fraud against the Medicare and Medicaid programs takes many forms. Common examples include:

  • Billing fraud: Such as charging for services never provided or needed, inflating the level of services (upcoding) or charging separately for services that should have been billed under one code (unbundling)
  • Fraud involving patient identity and eligibility: Such as misusing patient IDs, providing false eligibility information or knowingly billing for ineligible patients
  • Drug Diversion: Billing for unnecessary drugs for personal use or sale
  • Kickbacks: Exchanging money or favors for patient referrals
  • Collusion: Conspiring to submit false claims to Medicare and Medicaid

If you’ve witnessed these types of fraudulent conduct, it is crucial to promptly consult with an attorney to explore your options. I am ready to assist you in shedding light on such unlawful practices and help you pursue any rewards you may be eligible for due to your whistleblowing.

Can You Get Fired For Reporting Wrongdoing In Your Workplace?

The False Claims Act offers robust protections for individuals who report fraudulent activities. This includes safeguards against retaliation. These provisions make it against the law for employers to dismiss employees for blowing the whistle on government fraud. If you find yourself facing such an illegal firing, I am here to provide you with knowledgeable guidance on your legal options and help you fight for just compensation under the anti-retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act.

Discover Your Rights And Options With A Whistleblower And False Claims Act Attorney

Let me help you stand up against fraud and misconduct. To learn more, call 706-831-0859 or send me a message to get a free and completely confidential consultation on your whistleblower case.