Types of Whistleblower Cases
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Kickbacks and Off-Label Marketing Cases
The following are common schemes that could result in False Claims Act liability:
- Providing physicians with financial kickbacks in exchange for use of company’s implant or medical device. Kickbacks might include paying the cost of educational conferences in resort locations or providing unrestricted grants.
- Paying consulting, royalty, or medical director or speakers fees that are not at fair market value for the services provided, but are calculated to influence the physician’s choice of medical device or implant.
- Marketing an implant or medical device for off-label uses or rewarding physicians with financial inducements to entice off-label use.
- Manufacturing implants or medical devices known to be defective and failing to comply with defect reporting requirements, particularly where the defect is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.
TYPES OF WHISTLEBLOWER CASESMilitary and Department of Defense Contractors Medicare Fraud or Fraud in Health Care Billing Corporate Financial Misconduct and Securities Fraud Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Fraud Substantial IRS and Tax Fraud Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Kickbacks and Off-Label Marketing Cases Federal Mineral Lease Payment Fraud (oil, natural gas on federal lands)
11/15/2018 This Fraud Awareness Week, Remember to Keep Your Eyes Open
Realizing fraud happens is not enough — you need to take action This year, International Fraud Awareness Week falls on November 11-17 and is being commemorated by governments and other organizations around the globe. In the United States, people should remember the courageous whistleblowers who have stepped forward under the False Claims Act, IRS, SEC, … Continue reading This Fraud Awareness Week, Remember to Keep Your Eyes Open…READ MORESource: TAF Education Fund Blog