The term “whistleblower” refers to courageous individuals who stand up against unjust, illegal and unethical practices in the workplace. Whistleblowers are typically employees at any level of the offending company or organization.At Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., we are passionate about helping whistleblowers bring injustice to light. Our attorney has more than 30 years of trial experience. His in-depth knowledge of employment law allows him to effectively pursue qui tam lawsuits and other types of whistleblower claims while also protecting clients from potential employment repercussions.
We believe that all whistleblowers deserve dedicated, experienced legal counsel.
The Prevalence Of Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
Fraud is increasingly burdening the Medicare/Medicaid systems, driving up health care expenses and costing taxpayers trillions of dollars. Overbilling, double billing, charging for services not rendered and other forms of fraud are rampant in the health care industry. Every individual instance of such fraud adds up to take a significant toll on the country as a whole.
If you work for any type of health care facility — whether a hospital, clinic, home health care agency or private practice — and you become aware of fraudulent or deceptive Medicare/Medicaid practices, you may feel uncertain of where to turn. You may worry about the repercussions of reporting fraud.
What Should You Do After Discovering Fraud?
At Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., we can walk you through your options and help you determine the best course of action. Through a type of whistleblower claim called a qui tam action (under the Federal False Claims Act), you could stand to gain a significant financial reward for reporting the fraud. State and federal laws also provide protections from losing your job or incurring other negative employment repercussions.
If you already attempted to report the fraud and were terminated or demoted as a result, you may have an additional claim under Iowa law for retaliatory discharge. Lawyer Marc Humphreycan protect your interests in both types of claims.
Providing Protection For Whistleblowers Who Discover Other Types Of Fraud
In addition to Medicare/Medicaid fraud, other forms of fraud or unethical conduct can justify bringing a whistleblower or qui tam claim — for example, deceptive billing practices that defraud private insurance companies. No matter what kind of unethical conduct your employer is engaging in, you owe it to yourself to explore your rights and legal options.
Learn More About Whistleblower And Qui Tam Claims
If you believe you may have a whistleblower or qui tam claim, call Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., at 515-331-3510 to discuss your situation during a free consultation. Based in Des Moines, we handle whistleblower and Federal False Claims Act or qui tam claims throughout Iowa.