Under both state and federal False Claims Acts, whistleblowers may be entitled
to a financial reward for shedding light on their employer’s or another entity’s alleged acts of fraud against the U.S. government.
Possible cases in which a whistleblower may consider filing a qui tam lawsuit include knowledge that his or her employer or another entity is purposefully making inaccurate statements to receive money they are not due or to avoid paying a legitimate debt owed to the government. Additionally, some parties may attempt to overcharge the government for goods and services never delivered or rendered.
The False Claims Act protects whistleblowers from harassment, job termination, and retaliation on the part of their employer. Such protection encourages other possible whistleblowers to come forward in the future.
Sometimes, successful qui tam lawsuits may entitle the whistleblower to receive a financial reward between 15 and 30 percent of the total amount recovered by the government. Many cases involving pharmaceutical company fraud, Medicare fraud, and fraud against the Department of Defense result in rewards for whistleblowers. Contact a Georgia whistleblower lawyer today for more information.
Consider Working With a Georgia Whistleblower Lawyer
If you believe your employer or another entity is defrauding the U.S. government, the Georgia Injury Attorney Group can inform you of your legal options and provide you with a free case evaluation to determine whether you are eligible to file a qui tam lawsuit. If you are, we can connect you with an affiliated Georgia whistleblower lawyer. He or she can file a lawsuit on your behalf and help you recover the financial award to which you may be entitled. Call today.