Government Fraud Costs Hospital $98 Million

We continue to sue false claims or whistleblower cases throughout the country to recover money paid to corporations that have illegally been receiving taxpayer funds.  The following report from the American Association for Justice is typical of these false claims cases.

The Mooresville (NC) Tribune (8/8, Spencer, 14K) reports that Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc., “the owner of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville and Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, agreed this week to pay $98.15 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve seven different whistleblower lawsuits.” The lawsuits “alleged that the company committed fraud, including one filed by the former emergency room physician at Lake Norman Regional, Dr. Thomas Mason. ‘Charging the government for higher cost inpatient services that patients do not need wastes the country’s health care resources,’ Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery of the Justice Department’s Civil Division said in a statement. ‘In addition, providing physicians with financial incentives to refer patients compromises medical judgment and risks depriving patients of the most appropriate health care available.’” (Source AAJ).

These cases come to us when individuals within corporations have a crisis of conscience and know that their employer is committing fraud.  We can help. We have successfully worked with federal and state lawyers and agents in bringing these cases.

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