Helping Those Who Stand Up for What’s Right
You have the power to stop fraud. As a whistleblower, you can alert law enforcement about schemes to defraud the government and help the government recoup its losses. You may also be eligible for a portion of the money the government recovers in a civil lawsuit.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is a personal injury law firm that serves clients in the five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding N.Y. region. Since we have exclusively handled injury recovery for the past 30 years, we have the substantial knowledge and resources to achieve justice. While helping injury victims, we often encountered situations in which fraud contributed to the negligent medical care they received. Healthcare-related fraud not only robs taxpayers of funds, but also robs patients of the quality care they deserve. A New York City whistleblower attorney at our firm will stand by you when you report fraudulent activity. We protect your rights and help you assert your claim for qui tam compensation.
A qui tam action allows you to file a lawsuit on the government’s behalf. Not only does this allow you to correct the wrong committed by another person or a corporation, but you have the opportunity to share in the damages award won at trial or through settlement.
False Claims Act
The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted in 1863 and has been amended several times since. The FCA remains an important tool to deter government fraud and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions. The statute also contains a qui tam provision that allows whistleblowers to recover a portion of the judgment.
Wrongdoers cheat the government and insurers out of millions of dollars through health care schemes. In fact, healthcare fraud contributes substantially to the high costs of medical care in the United States. We help clients report and file suit for overcharges for medical services or for services not provided by the doctor, clinic, hospital, lab or pharmacy.
Accepting or giving kickbacks is illegal. If you suspect a healthcare professional, a pharmaceutical or medical device salesman or another person is involved in a kickback scheme, our attorneys can help you bring the wrongdoer to justice.
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
Medicare and Medicaid fraud often involves charging these government programs for services not rendered. Sadly, this fraud can put patients’ health in jeopardy by diverting funds away from legitimate and much-needed services and by raising the costs of healthcare for everyone. Our firm assists clients in putting an end to Medicare and Medicaid abuses.
Pharmaceutical fraud puts patients at serious risk of injuries and death. To make a profit, wrongdoers are willing to sell counterfeit drugs, sell contaminated pharmaceuticals, mislabel medications, water down the potency of life-saving medications, sell the drug to doctors for symptoms or diseases not specifically approved by the FDA commonly referred to as off label use, and suppress crucial data about side effects and harmful drug interactions. By stepping forward, you can protect patients and the public from injuries.
Blow the Whistle on Fraudsters
Discuss your suspicions about your employer’s, pharmaceuticals or another corporation’s fraudulent actions with Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. Our lawyers explain your rights and devise a plan of action at your free, confidential consultation. Set up an appointment at one of our five offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, Jericho, Deer Park or White Plains by calling 1-888-575-6410. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.