Do You Know Fraud When You See It?
The United States government provides its citizens with many benefits. It provides a rule of law, interstates on which we travel, protects our sovereignty from foreign invasion, and provides health and social service programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. These benefits imply corresponding responsibilities. These responsibilities, called civic duties, are based on the principle that we, as United States citizens, owe some allegiance back to our government. Some examples of civic duties are serving on a jury, paying taxes and voting. Civic duties are expected, and citizens are not financially rewarded for civic duties, with one major exception: Reporting fraud committed against the government.
Reporting fraud committed against the government is a civic duty that has made MILLIONAIRES out of the people who have spoken up. Importantly, there is an exact process that must be followed in order to reap the rewards of providing this valuable civic duty. The United States government has been and every day, continues to be, defrauded out of millions and millions of dollars. Many citizens know how hard it is to make an honest dollar and how difficult it is to stretch that dollar. Fraud against the government impacts us in many ways; higher taxes and reduced government benefits have resulted to offset the costs of fraud. This affects the taxpayers directly. There are some people, corporations and executives who enjoy many of life’s finer things at your expense because they cheated. There is something incredibly unfair about that. Through The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, you may be eligible to get paid to perform this valuable civic duty. Contact Us First to report fraud.
Employees who discover an employer is engaged in unsafe, dishonest or illegal activities may wish to report the wrongdoing. These employees, referred to as whistleblowers, are protected by law. At The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, in Philadelphia, we take great care to see whistleblowers receive all necessary protections, as well as any compensation to which they may be entitled.
While we handle cases involving all industries, these cases frequently occur within the health care field. Whistleblowers may report doctors, hospitals or nursing homes for Medicare and Medicaid fraud or other forms of insurance fraud, or government fraud, or pharmaceutical and medical device companies for issues related to defects or off-label marketing and promotion of products, often manifesting themselves through medical malpractice claims. Because the industry is so active in New Jersey, we handle many health care fraud whistleblower claims in places like Camden County, Bergen County and across the state. These cases are not limited to New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We represent whistleblowers all across the country.
The False Claims Act And Qui Tam Claims
The False Claims Act was designed to hold individuals and businesses accountable for committing fraud against the government. Up to 80 percent of all of the fraud committed against the government occurs in the health care setting. The Medicare and Medicaid programs are frequently the target of fraudulent schemes. Other fraud against the government may take the form of defense contractor fraud, other government contractor fraud, affordable housing grant fraud, and other federal grant and federal program fraud.
Our office also represents whistleblowers working in finance, who have certain protections under federal laws like Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, other forms of financial fraud, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fraud, securities fraud and fraud against public companies.
Retaliation Protection For Whistleblowers
Employers often do not respond positively to accusations of fraud or criminal activities. Without protection, whistleblowers may suffer wrongful termination or other forms of discrimination. We understand the various protections the law affords to whistleblowers, and we will do everything possible to shield you from adverse actions by your employer.
Another important reason for a whistleblower to retain a lawyer is to explore the possibility of immunity for the whistleblower in case of criminal participation. At The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, we often work with criminal defense attorneys to make sure the whistleblower is protected.
Contact Our New Jersey And Pennsylvania Qui Tam Claim Attorneys
Our Philadelphia whistleblower attorneys can be contacted via phone at (800) 406-8013. Our services are available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.