$ 600 Million Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Hospital
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Halifax Hospital for up to $600 million in a whistleblower or false claims lawsuit. The case arises from claims that the hospital was defrauding Medicare through illegal contracts with physicians, illegal kickbacks to doctors, unnecessary spinal surgeries and improper admissions. The U.S. D.O.J. joined the whistleblower in the lawsuit in 2011 signaling the U.S. Government had enough confidence in the anticipated proof and size of the claim to commit its resources to the litigation. The hospital denies the allegations.
CGWC handles False Claims Act cases arising from the fraudulent billing of Medicare and Medicaid. If you are a health care worker who has evidence of fraud, you can be a whistleblower entitled to a percentage of the amount recovered by the government. If you think you may have information about false billing and false claims, contact us for a free consultation about your legal rights and how to perfect your whistleblower claim and get back taxpayer money from cheaters. For answers to questions about whistleblower claims, see this link.