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Experienced False Claim Act Attorneys
Hospitals, clinics and other medical organizations work extensively with the federal government. Generally their conduct is above board, but fraud can occur. The False Claims Act, also called the “Lincoln Law,” makes it a crime for people and companies (typically federal contractors) to defraud the government through false medical claims. The whistleblower, the person who reports the false claims, is eligible for a portion of the recovered damages and will be protected from retaliation.
Reporting fraud in a healthcare setting is the right thing to do, but it can be personally complicated and emotionally difficult. At Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, we’ll fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for acting as a whistleblower.
Common Examples of False Claims Act Violations
False claims violations in Wisconsin often include:
- Charging the government for more than was provided
- Fraudulently seeking a government contract
- Submitting a false application for a government loan or grant
- Demanding payment for goods or services that don’t meet requirements
- Requesting payment for goods or services that are defective or of lesser quality than originally contracted
- Submitting a claim that falsely certifies that the defendant has complied with a law, contract term or regulation
- Attempting to pay the government less than is owed
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Common Questions About the False Claims Act
Legal Options in a False Claims Act
If you are involved in a false claims act case, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs will fight for your compensation, which may include up to 30 percent of the collected proceeds.