Baltimore False Claims Attorneys
Serving the Greater Maryland & Washington, D.C. Area
Fraud is prevalent in many areas of business and commerce. As a staff member witness to these criminal acts, you can report what is taking place to the government, helping to hold your employer accountable through the False Claims Act. The Maryland False Claim Act was created to allow private individuals the ability to file a qui tam claim against a person or entity responsible for submitted false claims to the state, city, town, or school district.
If you are an employee under criminal investigation it may be possible to lessen potential damages by reporting your employer's false claims. False Claims Act cases are complex.
Inexperienced attorneys are not generally equipped to handle these multifaceted cases. Nathans & Ripke LLP has successfully handled numerous cases involving health care fraud and is well-positioned to represent individuals involved in false claim cases. Our Baltimore False Claims Act attorneys have nearly 100 years of combined experience providing exceptional advocacy in complex civil litigation matters, including qui tam claims.
Handling Whistleblower Cases
If you choose to report your employer's wrongdoing, you may receive a level of government protection as a whistleblower. You may also be eligible for a monetary award if the case is successfully prosecuted.
However, you must consider several elements before coming forward:
- You need to have actual knowledge of the fraudulent acts
- The fraud cannot be tax fraud, as tax fraud is exempt from prosecution under the False Claims Act
- Your evidence cannot come from a publicly disclosed source
- Federal money must be involved
- The case needs to be filed timely
If you choose to move forward with a whistleblower and qui tam claim, you should not do so without strong legal representation by your side. You want to ensure your interests are protected throughout the process.
Employees Reporting Health Care Fraud
The attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP often work with medical office employees who are under criminal investigation or accused of health care fraud. While employees can work to mitigate damages by reporting the doctor's false claims, they may also face backlash. If you risk losing your professional license, our lawyers will seek to help maintain what is rightfully yours.
Determining Fault in a False Claims Act Case
Fault in a False Claims Act case is typically found through audits. Our team of highly experienced attorneys works with industry experts to determine how a doctor has coded billable time.
Nathans & Ripke LLP Baltimore False Claims Act attorneys are licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, New York, Florida, New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, as well as numerous federal district and circuit courts.