Physician blows whistle on Dignity Health hospital system and neurosurgical group in surgeries by inexperienced medical students

An anesthesiologist and member of the medical staff at Dignity Health, d/b/a St. Joseph’s Hospital, brought a False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit against the hospital and Neurosurgical Associates, LTD, in which he alleged a bait-and-switch scheme whereby patients thought they were undergoing invasive and high-risk surgeries performed by highly regarded and experienced neurosurgeons. However, […]

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Marketing firm Publicis sued by Massachusetts AG for fueling opioid epidemic and getting docs to prescribe more OxyContin

 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Health sued a global marketing company  Publicis for engaging in unfair and deceptive marketing schemes to help Purdue Pharma sell OxyContinm an addictive painkiller. The work included creating sales training materials and emails and other information distributed to prescribers to “humanize” the OxyContin brand, Healey said. The suit says that the […]

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United Airline pays $49 million to settle criminal charges and civil claims for defrauding the postal service and falsifying mail delivery docs

United Airlines Inc. (United), the world’s third largest airline, has agreed to pay over $49 million to end relating to fraud on postal service contracts for transportation of international mail. According to the criminal and civil settlement agreement, United entered into International Commercial Air (ICAIR) contracts with USPS, by which United transported U.S. mail internationally […]

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Federal grand jury returns indictment on CEO of SEG Armor for illegally selling US Government Chinese made body armor through GSA

  The Chief Executive Officer of Surveillance Equipment Group (SEG) and SEG Armor, Arthur Morgan of Virginia has been indicted by a federal grand jury for selling ballistic vests, helmets, riot gear and other items that were made in Mainland China. Morgan is alleged to have certified that the products were made in the United […]

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What Is a Qui Tam Lawsuit?

Qui tam is a False Claims Act provision that allows individuals and organizations to report evidence of fraud against the federal government. The federal government relies on qui tam lawsuits to fight fraud, and it rewards individuals who report fraud, also called whistleblowers, for their efforts. Qui tam cases often involve issues like healthcare fraud, […]

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