Tennessee False Claims Attorney Explores Medicaid Fraud Reporting by Whistleblowers

Tennessee, 28 other states and the federal government are expected to receive $4.1 million as a result of the actions of a Medicaid fraud whistleblower. Earlier in September 2015, a whistleblower and his Tennessee false claim attorney fought another Medicaid fraud forcing Louisville-based PharMerica Healthcare to pay $1.3 million. It was accused of billing TennCare for more drugs than used. In one of the largest Medicaid fraud recovery, Florida-based Adventist Health System, which also has … [Read more...]

Tennessee Whistleblower Fights “Retaliation” by Morgan Stanley

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 A Knoxville financial adviser has accused Morgan Stanley of retaliation following his action as a whistleblower. He was terminated on allegations of receiving kickback after the employer came to know about his actions in exposing SOW violations and insider trading, claims the Tennessee false claims attorney representing the whistleblower. The state law assures protection to the whistleblowers from any kind of reprisal. Filed in February, … [Read more...]

FBI Probes Memphis VA After Tennessee Whistleblower Red Flagged Purchases

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 A Tennessee whistleblower complaint led to the FBI investigating the alleged fraudulent purchases at Memphis Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Sean Higgins, a former employee at the hospital, reported suspicious bogus purchases of equipment in March. The whistleblower is also free to file a lawsuit with adequate evidence and even go alone with his Tennessee false claims attorney if the state refuses to be a party to the … [Read more...]

Tennessee Whistleblower Fights “Retaliation” by Morgan Stanley

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 A Knoxville financial adviser has accused Morgan Stanley of retaliation following his actions as a whistleblower. He was terminated on allegations of receiving kickback after the employer came to know about his actions in exposing SOW violations and insider trading, claims the Tennessee false claims attorney representing the whistleblower. The state law assures protection to the whistleblowers from any kind of reprisal. Filed in … [Read more...]

Tennessee False Claims Attorney Explores Healthcare Whistleblower Lawsuits of 2014

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 2014 was indeed a great year for whistleblowers, says a Tennessee false claims attorney. The year saw the recovery of millions of dollars of Medicare/Medicaid/TennCare monies and other state and federal funds misappropriated through fraud, upcoding, and false billing.  It is estimated that federal and state authorities close to $60 billion taxpayers’ money because of “fraud, waste, and abuse” every year. And here the role of whistleblower … [Read more...]

Tennessee Whistleblower: Know Your Rights

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 A Tennessee whistleblower allegation has led to prosecution of a former Knox County trustee under the state false claim law. Mike Lowe has been charged in a Tennessee false claims lawsuit initiated by a “ghost employee” of siphoning taxpayers’ money. The accused reportedly paid salary to ghost employees and bonus to those did not deserve the compensation and was also involved in false billing. A jury indicted Lowe in April 2012 that paved … [Read more...]

Nursing Provider Settles Tennessee False Claims Lawsuit for $25 Million

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 CareAll, a leading provider of home-based healthcare and nursing services, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a Tennessee false claims lawsuit. The Nashville-based company was accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid funds by “by submitting false and upcoded home healthcare billings.” Toney Gonzales, the qui tam relator, is expected to receive about $4 million for his efforts to highlight the fraud and false claim. Gonzales’s TN … [Read more...]

Tennessee False Claim Lawsuit: Dermatologist, Insurance Company Accused of Fraud

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 Two separate Tennessee false claim lawsuits filed last month have accused a Memphis dermatologist, health insurance firm CIGNA, and medical billing major Zotec of defrauding Medicare funds. The Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act of 1993 provides incentives and procedures for qui tam plaintiffs and whistleblowers to expose individuals and organizations embezzling healthcare funds and recovering the tax payers’ money misappropriated. Dr. … [Read more...]

Tennessee False Claims Lawsuit Settled for $11.3 Million

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 Medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew has settled a Tennessee False Claims lawsuit filed against it for $11.3 million. As intimated to the Western District Federal Court on September 3, 2014, the settlement involves a whopping $2.3 million share to the Tennessee whistleblower who initiated the lawsuit. The London-based company was accused of breaching the manufacturing and marketing conditions set by the federal Trade Agreements … [Read more...]

Tennessee False Claims: Hospital Pays $5 Million To Settle Kickback Lawsuit

FALSE CLAIMS ACT FREE CASE EVALUATION: 1-800-632-1404 A Tennessee false claims lawsuit filed against the Meridian Surgical Partners alleging kickbacks has been settled for $5 million, including $1.8 million as reward for whistleblower and his attorney. The qui tam suit was brought in 2011 after a former business manager turned whistleblower and claimed violation of the Tennessee False Claims Act by the surgical chain operator for commercial gains. Two months prior to the Medicare fraud … [Read more...]