Valley Tumor Medical Group Settles Major Whistleblower Lawsuit for $3 Million Dollars for False Billing of Medicare, Medi-Cal and TRICARE

Our Los Angeles False Claims Act and Whistleblower law attorneys report another major multi-million dollar settlement against a health care provider.  This time it is against a California based oncology center.  The allegations were brought by a former center technician who claimed that the oncology center submitted ...

Medi-Cal Fraudulent Billing Leads to Whistleblowers and Walgreens $9.9 Million False Claims Act Settlement

Our Los Angeles based Whistleblower Attorneys report another multi-million dollar Medi-Cal False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlement.  The claims were brought to light by a pharmacist and technician at a Walgreens pharmacy.  The two alleged that the drugstore pharmacy chain which operates over 600 stores throughout Cal...

Prescription Drug Company Omnicare Settles Whistleblower Complaint for $8 Million

Our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys reported that one of the largest prescription drug companies swiftly agreed to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower claim for false billing of Medicare and Medicaid.  The crux of the complaint was that in 28 states, including California, Omnicare billed the government f...

City Attorney False Claims Act Case Results in $2 million Verdict For San Francisco City Attorney

Our San Francisco and Sacramento employment attorneys report another multi-million dollar whistleblower verdict. This time the jury sided with a former San Francisco city attorney who was the whistleblower and received $2 million dollars for damages which included emotional damages and lost earnings. The Whistleblower,...

Norman Regional Health System Settles Medicare Whistleblowing Case Totaling $1.6 Million

Our Los Angeles and Orange County False Claims Act (“FCA”) attorneys reported another remarkable settlement in the health care industry.  This time it was Norman Regional Health System and the settlement was just announced with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in a false billing of radiology services case. In this ...

Home Health Service Providers in Oakland and Palm Springs Settle Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Action for Falsifying Med-Cal Billing

Our Sacramento and San Francisco based employment law attorneys reported that last week a multi-million dollar settlement in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower case.  The allegations in the whistleblower (or relator) complaint alleged that home based service providers Alternative Learning Center of Oakland a...

Court Hits Nursing Home Chain Consulate Health Care with $347 Million False Claims Act Fraud Judgment

A recently announced judgment by a district court held a nursing home chain named Consulate Health Care liable for $347 million dollars in total judgment for 446 cited false claims of unlawfully upcoding Medicare claims for patient therapy services. The judgment was entered by Judge Merryday following a jury verdict ...

Justice Department Catches Hospice Creekside/Skilled Healthcare Group in $70 Million Dollar False Claims Act Scheme

Negotiations continue between the Justice Department and Creekside Hospice/Skilled Healthcare Group concerning allegations that the hospice health care provider breached the False Claims Act (“FCA”) when it sought Medicare reimbursement for ineligible services.  The whistleblowers claimed in a lawsuit that Creeksi...