Fraudulent acts within the health care industry can have serious and life-threatening consequences for the patients who are prescribed drugs or tests that do not meet their needs. Similarly, drug and medical device manufacturers who violate FDA laws can have equally dangerous effects on the people who unknowingly purchase poorly made, contaminated or inaccurate medications. The Whistleblower Law Collaborative helps whistleblowers and the government put a stop to these kinds of fraudulent activities by setting the record straight.
Health Care Fraud
Health care fraud targets government insurance programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and Veteran's Affairs health benefits. Typically, this form of fraud consists of one or more of the following: kickbacks, self-referral violations, up-coding, medically unnecessary tests or services or over utilization, the use of unqualified personnel, failure to provide services, overpricing of drugs or devices, and the marketing and use of drugs and medical devices "off-label", meaning for purposes for which they are not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Health care fraud can occur in a hospital, a lab, the doctor's office or clinic, a rehabilitation center, a hospice, a nursing home, or in the patient's own home in the case of home health care.
Violating the FDA statutes and regulations that monitor the development, manufacturing and distribution of drugs and medical devices often have catastrophic results for the people who purchase, consume or use these products. Some examples of FDA violations include adulterated drugs and devices, counterfeit or misbranded drugs, misrepresentation, off-label marketing, unsafe manufacturing practices and wrongly labeled drugs.
Through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies, the government provides large sums of money every year to private industry, doctors and scientists, and colleges, universities and medical schools to help fund research into new treatments and drugs. With these grants come obligations and commitments. The taxpayers should get what they are paid for.
The firm's attorneys are committed to respecting your decisions and protecting your privacy. They understand how witnessing or being asked to participate in fraudulent acts is both a moral and a professional problem. They will take the time to assess the case, answer your questions and explain the potential consequences so that you have the information you need to make an educated legal decision.
Contact the Whistleblower Law Collaborative
The lawyers at Thomas & Associates and Durrell Law Office have joined forces to create the Whistleblower Law Collaborative. The firm serves clients nationwide. Call toll free at 877-341-5952 to arrange a free initial phone consultation with an experienced nationwide health care fraud attorney located in Boston, Massachusetts.