Qui Tam Laws Protect Those Who Report Fraud Against The Government

The federal government has a strong interest in protecting its finances, particularly in transactions with private companies. Powerful legal tools exist to encourage exposure of fraudulent or illegal conduct that impacts federal finances.

The federal False Claims Act provides potentially significant monetary awards for those who report fraud committed by private companies (or contractors) against the government. If your employer does business with the federal government and you are aware of fraudulent or unethical activities, you may be able to bring a qui tam action to report the misconduct.

Significant Monetary Rewards For Bringing A Confidential Claim

Qui tam actions can be pursued in a completely confidential manner. The claim can be filed under seal so that your name is not attached to the incriminating information.

  • Defrauding Medicare or Medicaid through overcharging, miscoding, double billing or billing for services not rendered
  • Off-label marketing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration
  • Committing fraudulent practices in federal government procurement or contracting

At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A., in South Florida, our lead attorney specializes in employment and labor law. Mr. Costales is board-certified as an expert in employment and labor law — a distinction few other Florida attorneys hold. He is the sole board-certified attorney in Miami who represents both employers and employees.

If you are successful in the qui tam claim, you can receive a significant percentage of the fine imposed by the government as a bounty for bringing the case. Depending on the circumstances, the reward could be substantial, potentially numbering in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Safeguarding Your Interests In Qui Tam Cases

Qui tam actions are a niche type of claim that requires skill and experience. It is important to work with an attorney who understands the intricacies of qui tam claims. Because our firm focuses exclusively on employment law, we apply decades of experience and extensive firsthand insight to bolster our clients' cases.

If you have uncovered evidence of fraud or financial mismanagement impacting the federal government, contact us online for a free telephone consultation. Call 877-389-7395. Based in Miami, our lawyers handle qui tam claims throughout South Florida.

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