A University of Michigan doctor will be held accountable for long term sexual abuse after a courageous whistleblower came forward and shined a light on the abuse. It is because of strong people coming forward that abuse stops.
About the Whistleblower Statute
In 1863 to combat fraud in Union contracts during the Civil War, Congress passed the Whistleblower or Qui Tam statute. It was not until 1986 before Congress modernized the Whistleblower statute and renamed it to the False Claims Act (FCA). It became the government’s primary tool to combat fraud. Individuals who report government-program fraud bring the lawsuit on behalf of the government.
The Law Protects and Rewards a Whistleblower
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.
You could be entitled to 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.
Sexual Abuse Whistleblower
At court last week, attorneys read a letter from the whistleblower. He said that no matter what ailment you had, the doctor made male patients take off their underwear. The whistleblower coming forward encouraged over 10 other men from saying the University of Michigan doctor hurt them as well.
The whistleblower’s abuse began at the university in the 1970s. He told the college, yet instead of help, the school retaliated against him. He lost is position on the team, had his financial aid revoked all due to complaining about the sports doctor.
These victims want the university to be accountable for the abuse. They knew the doctor was hurting people, yet they did nothing to stop it. Many victims detailed any sports injury meant disrobing while the doctor examined the men’s genitals. The doctor worked for the university from 1968 to 2003. This shows that no matter how long ago the abuse occurs, help is still available. The University of Michigan asked any former patients who believe they were sexually abused by the doctor to contact them on a special hotline.
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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, such as inclusion 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.