Qui tam is a Latin term for a whistleblower. Whistleblower laws combat fraud by providing an incentive for individuals of conscience to come forward and report fraudulent activities. Qui tam allows a private citizen to file a lawsuit on behalf of the U.S. or state governments under their Civil False Claims Acts in an effort to recover losses caused by fraud against the government. At ARONOVITZ LAW we take pride in being your Miami Whistleblower lawyer.
Under the False Claims Act, whistleblowers may be rewarded with a percentage (up to 25%) of the money the government recovers as a result of their Qui tam lawsuit. This provision helps to encourage people to assist the government in reducing fraud in spite of the potentially damaging effects whistle blowing might have at their jobs and in their personal lives. ARONOVITZ LAW has represented successfully many clients who recognize us as being the leading Miami Whistleblower lawyers.
Anytime one defrauds the government, there may be a possible claim under the FCA. Common areas include:
- Health Care, Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
- Whistleblower Law
- Doctor and hospital overbilling practices
- Pharmaceutical overbilling schemes
- IRS / Tax Fraud
- Defense Contractor
- Any government contract overbilling
These usually include wrongdoers seeking a fraudulent claim for payment or overcharging. This may include payments for goods or services.
Documentation is key to preparing a whistleblower case. If you have specific evidence of fraud committed against the government, take some time to note, in writing, the details of your claim. Include as much detail as you can, but don’t exaggerate or assume anything.
- List the locations of documents, computer files and other proof.
- List names of all others who have knowledge of the fraud. Describe whether or not they are still employed, and whether or not you believe they would be a willing witness.
- Identify anyone who is likely to have participated in the fraud.
- Describe the corporate structure of the offending company.
- Describe how you believe laws, regulations, rules or procedures may have been violated.
Please call the Miami Whistleblower attorneys at ARONOVITZ LAW for a confidential and free consultation (305-372-2772). We look forward to advising you and evaluating your whistleblower case.