Allergan Settles for $13 Million after Whistleblowers Sue On Behalf of Government for Fraudulent Kickbacks to Eye Care Providers

A former Orange County, California headquartered company (now they are in Dublin, Ireland to avoid U.S. taxes) by the name of Allergan settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower lawsuit this week for $13 million dollars.  The main Whistleblower allegation was that Allergan engaged in kickback scheme with eye...

Software Vendor for Healthcare Providers Settles with Government for $155 Million FCA and Anti-Kickback Violations

In this issue, our False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower attorneys report one of the largest FCA settlements in history.  This special type of settlement involved an Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) company by the name of eClinicalWorks.  This E.H.R. company provided software to health care providers.  The ...

Lab Company Quest Diagnostics Settles False Claims Act Lawsuits for $6 Million Dollars

In what has been a pattern in recent years, another diagnostics lab company settled for millions of dollars in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegation.  The main allegations here involved labs paying doctors kickbacks so that the doctors refer to the labs for certain services that were not necessary.  This was not ...

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,...

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...

Humana Found to Ignore Medicare Advantage Fraudulent Billing – Triggering Massive False Claims Act Lawsuit

Our healthcare false claims act attorneys have been closely following a number of managed care organization False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases making their way through the courts.  One of the largest is the Humana, Inc. case which involves a Complaint against one of the biggest Medicare Advantage companies in the U.S....