Kmart Whistleblower Receives $9.3M
A Kmart whistleblower will receive $9.3 million as part of a $32.2 million settlement. This settlement comes after a whistleblower, a former Kmart pharmacist, alleged that company overcharged federal health care programs. Also, this included private insurers for generic prescription drugs.
About Whistleblower Laws
When a knowledgeable attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm files a False Claims Act lawsuit, he or she files it under a seal. This means it is completely confidential. There is also a full disclosure statement in the suit, which details the evidence collected by a whistleblower.
After we file your suit, the Department of Justice will review the evidence before deciding to step in and decide if they want to prosecute the case. The government’s fraud investigator will work closely with you, the whistleblower to identify all responsible for the fraud.
The government could give you 15-30% of the funds recovered. In order to receive the reward, you must be the first one to file a case under the False Claims Act. This is why it is key to pick an experienced attorney to work quickly to get your compensation.
Kmart Whistleblower Lawsuit
The former Kmart pharmacist came forward to reveal fraudulent practices when it came to charging federal health care programs. Plus, the company withheld certain information from Medicare Part D, Medicaid and Tricare, the health insurance provider for members of the military and their families.
In one case, Kmart sold a 30-day supply of a generic version of a prescription drug for $5 to customers of its discount program. However, the company then filed for reimbursement from the government for $152 for that same drug for its Medicare customers.
The lawsuit began in 2008 and was filed via the whistleblower provision in the False Claims Act. The courageous Kmart whistleblower will receive a whistleblower award of $9.3 million, which amounts to 29 percent of the federal government’s recovery.
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Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation you are due. Because of this, we have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This includes being asked to lead on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees. We will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.
Therefore, if you believe you have uncovered evidence of fraud involving a government-funded program, contact us today. Our attorneys have represented many clients in the past with complex cases. We will work tirelessly to obtain results on your behalf.