According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, police arrests a Florida doctor for allegedly defrauding nine auto insurance companies out of more than $500,000 in unlicensed medical billing. Compensation could be available for those individuals involved in the investigation.
About Fraud Compensation
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.
Florida Doctor Auto Fraud
Just a few weeks ago, police arrested the doctor after an investigation by DFS fraud detectives revealed that the medical professional concealed ownership of Accident Care Center of Boggy Creek in Kissimmee, Fl. This is a motor vehicle accident medical treatment center. By concealing ownership, the doctor did not have to comply with the Health Care Clinic Act’s licensing requirements.
The five-year investigation uncovered that the doctor acted as a “straw owner” to disguise the identity of the true owner, who was unlicensed. The accident center biller unlicensed medical treatments to various insurance companies under patients’ personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Therefore, the doctor now faces charges of scheme to defraud of more than $50,000, false and fraudulent insurance claims of more than $100,000, grand theft of more than $100,000, and also operating an unlicensed health care clinic.
If a jury finds him guilty, he faces up to 30 years in prison. Insurance fraud costs Americans over $40 billion a year and drives up insurance costs for everyone.
Premier Complex Litigation Attorneys
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Attorneys from all over the country recognize our firm as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. We are sough-after for our knowledge of complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies, and trial tactics.
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. Also, if you suffered from a car crash, call today. Our attorneys have represented many clients in the past with complex cases. We will work tirelessly to obtain results on your behalf.