Chicago False Claims Act Lawyer
The Illinois False Claims Act (IL FCA), 740 ILCS 175/1, et seq., is based on the federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq. Both of these statutes authorize a private person, the whistleblower, relator, or qui tam plaintiff, to sue on behalf of the government, a company or persons who defrauds the state or federal governments by submitting a false or fraudulent claim.
The False Claims Act and the Illinois False Claims Act
A "claim" is generally defined as a demand for payment. However, false certifications and even false statements relating to a claim can form the basis of a false claims act lawsuit. If the lawsuit results in a judgment or settlement, the whistleblower is entitled to an award which is a percentage of the judgment or settlement. The percentage is between 15 percent and 25 percent, if the government intervenes and takes over the action and between 25 percent and 30 percent if the government declines to intervene.
Chicago false claims act attorney Michael C. Rosenblat, was the former Deputy Chief of the Illinois Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). He has successfully prosecuting false claims act cases on behalf of Illinois or whistleblowers for more than 10 years. Contact Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C., today to meet with a highly skilled Chicago False Claims Act lawyer.
Experienced Illinois Whistleblower Defense Attorney
Over the past few years, Medicaid fraud and Medicare fraud have become two of the top areas of False Claims Act litigation. These forms of government fraud cost taxpayers and the government billions of dollars. Some of the most common Medicaid and Medicare fraud schemes include:
- Billing for services not provided
- Billing for products not provided
- Up coding (billing at a higher reimbursement rate)
- False certification that certain requirements were met
- Claims tainted by kickbacks or bribes
At Michael C. Rosenblat, we have significant experience representing whistleblowers of Medicare or Medicaid fraud, as well as other types of government fraud. We work hard to recover substantial sums of money on behalf of our clients, while also protecting the taxpayers and government fiscal. With our experience in prosecuting False Claims Act cases, Michael C. Rosenblat has and can provide an effective strategy for each type of false claims act case that we prosecute.
Contact a Chicago, Illinois Whistleblower Attorney Today
If you are seeking legal representation concerning a potential false claims act case, or would like more information about our services, contact Michael C. Rosenblat today. There are many limitations on filing a false claims act case including first to file and a public disclosure bar. To set up a free initial consultation you can reach lawyer Michael C. Rosenblat toll free at 888-833-1428 or contact us online.