A former sales rep for a California company that provides oxygen tanks to people with breathing problems was awarded $1.8 million Tuesday when the company settled allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks.… Continue Reading
Information technology firm CA Inc. will pay $45 million to resolve allegations that it made false statements and claims in connection with a U.S. government contract, the Justice Department said Friday.… Continue Reading
A physician who alleged in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that his former employer encouraged employees to overbill federal programs for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed will collect about $11.4… Continue Reading
The DOJ Thursday settled a case with a pharma company accused of paying doctors illegal speaking fees.
The settlement resolves allegations filed in Milwaukee federal court by a w former pharmaceutical sales rep at Forest Laboratories LLC, located in New York.… Continue Reading
Two doctors who alleged in a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act that another doctor at a Florida not-for-profit hospital was performing unnecessary cardiac procedures and studies were awarded $2.7… Continue Reading
A marketing executive who alleged in a whistleblower lawsuit that a medical device maker lied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was awarded $5.1… Continue Reading
During a recent webinar sponsored by the Washington Legal Foundation, we explored the impacts intensive individual-focused criminal enforcement can have on an industry, using the recent history of criminal enforcement of food safety laws as a case study. … Continue Reading
Two former employees of a company that operates a chain of skilled nursing facilities across the country were awarded $29 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.
Tammie Taylor and Glenda Martin formerly worked for Life Care Centers of America Inc.… Continue Reading
A former saleswoman for medical device maker Acclarent was awarded $3.5 million as her share of an $18 million settlement of a whistleblower suit alleging false marketing claims.
Melayna Lokosky made the claims in a complaint filed in federal court in Massachusetts in 2011.… Continue Reading
A former Genentech product manager who alleged his company exaggerated the effectiveness of the drug Tarceva to treat lung cancer will collect more than $10 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.… Continue Reading
A cardiac nurse and a healthcare reimbursement consultant are splitting $3.5 million as their share of a $23 million settlement by 51 hospitals that allegedly violated Medicare coverage rules about implanting heart defibrillation devices in patients.… Continue Reading
The biggest doctor-led cancer care provider in the United States and a Florida subsidiary paid $34.7 million Tuesday to resolve whistleblower allegations they performed and billed for procedures that weren’t medically necessary.… Continue Reading