In May of this year a whistleblower received a $10 million dollar reward for exposing a brand name medical device company for their alleged involvement in a kickback scheme that was allegedly fleecing Medicare
(PRWEB) September 26, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "According to a May 13th 2013 press release from the United States Department a major US medical device company has been ordered to pay $48.26 million to resolve claims relating to their sale of brachytherapy seeds, a form of radiation therapy, to hospitals. The United States alleged that from 1998 to 2006, this company provided illegal remuneration to customers and physicians to induce them to purchase their medical products, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
The illegal remuneration allegedly took the form of certain grants, guaranteed minimum rebates, conference fees, marketing assistance and/or free medical equipment the company paid to customers and/or physicians who used the seeds to perform treatment for prostate cancer. Hospitals ultimately submitted bills to Medicare for these seeds, which the government alleged were rendered false by this companies alleged illegal kickback activity. The government alleged that the medical device company was liable under the False Claims Act for causing the submission of those false claims."
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is one of the best branded sources for healthcare industry kickbacks, and the group is encouraging medical doctors, or hospital executives to call them at 866-714-6466, if they have specific proof related to pharmaceutical, or medical device kickbacks, that result in Medicare over billing, provided the over billing, or kickbacks involve millions of dollars. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "In this instance a former manager will receive $10,134,600 for her reward as a whistleblower. We encourage whistleblowers like this to call us anytime at 866-714-6466. Not only will we help them package their information. We will also get them to the nation's top whistleblower attorneys."
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistle Blower Center:
- Do not go to the government first, if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. Its a mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors, that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. We say, come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think its sufficient, we will help find the right law firms, to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Internet is loaded with phoney web sites asking whistleblowers to send in their information to some unknown law firm. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Do Not send some blank Internet web site anything. If you want to know who the best whistleblower law firms are, we will tell you; once we know what type of information you possess, your level of proof, and what industry-medical device, pharmaceutical, defense contractor, etc.”
Any type of insider, or employee, who possesses significant proof of their employer, or a government contractor fleecing the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistle Blower Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please visit the Justice Department's May 13 2013 press release: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/May/13-civ-547.html.
Case number: United States ex rel. Darity v. C.R. Bard, Inc., et al., Civ. Action No. 1:06-cv-0208-SCJ (N.D. Ga.)