Representation In Qui Tam/Whistleblower Matters
Qui tam is a whistleblower case that is specifically designed to help stop fraud against the government. Health care fraud is a common target of qui tam cases. Other examples include tax fraud, defense contractor fraud and financial industries fraud.
Federal and state qui tam laws reward individuals who report fraud against the government. These lawsuits are brought under the False Claims Act, which rewards and protects whistleblowers. The term “qui tam” is the abbreviation of a Latin term that translates to, “He who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.”
You Can Be Compensated For Reporting Fraud
Under the False Claims Act, a private citizen can sue an individual or company that is defrauding the government. The lawsuit is filed confidentially and remains secret while the Justice Department investigates the allegations. Defendants may fight the accusation in court or negotiate a settlement with the government.
A whistleblower in a qui tam case may be able to receive a portion of the money the government recovers — as much as 25 to 30 percent in some cases. It is important to enlist the assistance of an experienced qui tam lawyer to help present the case to federal authorities and maximize the amount recovered.
Let Us Review Your Qui Tam Case
The attorneys at Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., in Winston-Salem, can review the facts of your qui tam case, help you navigate the process and advocate on your behalf. Call 336-631-8510 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We can answer your questions, review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment. We represent clients throughout North Carolina from our office in Winston-Salem.