Miami Whistleblower & Qui Tam Attorney
In Florida it is against the law to take and adverse employment action against an employee, when that employee opposes an employer policy or practice that is against a law, rule or regulation. Such claims fall into the Whistleblower category. The office of Penichet Law has been providing employees and employers with comprehensive whistleblower representation for years.
Qui tam actions are closely related to whistleblower actions. Qui tam is a provision of the federal False Claims Act. Under this act, an action may be filed by a private citizen (usually the whistleblower) charging fraud against a government contractor or a business receiving government funds. The lawsuit is filed under seal to provide government attorneys the opportunity to take the case. If the lawsuit is successful, the whistleblower may share in the funds that are recovered by the government.
Qui Tam in the Health Care Industry
One area in which qui tam claims are growing is the health care industry. When an employee has knowledge of fraud involving Medicare, pharmaceutical misconduct or other activity involving government reimbursement or payment for health care services or equipment, they should speak to a lawyer at our firm immediately for assistance in determining if they may have uncovered a valid claim for wrongdoing and filing a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act. Penichet Law understands the proper action to take when whistleblower cases arise. In Qui Tam cases, Penichet Law will often join forces with larger law firms depending on the size and scope of the fraud at no additional cost to the client.
Contact Our Miami Whistleblower & Qui Tam Attorneys Today
We can protect the rights of whistleblowers or employers who are accused of engaging such illegal activities For more detailed information on whistleblower cases, contact us at 305-373-8809. We speak Spanish. Se habla Español.