The year is still new. The decision to become a whistleblower is not easy nor do False Claims cases resolve themselves quickly. However, a whistleblower has the power and ability to bring sizeable and specific evidence of fraud to the United States government. It is a culture of fraud and not a routine mistake or error that is at stake. The False Claims Act has a scienter, or knowledge requirement which means that claims must be submitted knowing they are false, in deliberate ignorance of whether they are true or false, or in reckless disregard of whether they are true or false.
This is the year that whistleblowers can change how corrupt healthcare businesses operate, whether they are hospitals, hospices drug or device companies or other healthcare providers. It is the fraudsters who actually pay the whistleblower awards; nothing comes from the U.S. taxpayers. The law is written so that the government can be made while by recouping the prosecution costs and lost revenue.
Nolan Auerbach & White wants to help potential whistleblowers make a difference.