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Whistleblower/Qui Tam Actions

Are you aware of:

  • Fraud against the government?
  • Healthcare fraud?
  • An individual or company who is overbilling the government?
  • An individual or company who is falsely billing the government?
  • Tax fraud?
  • A fraud being perpetrated by or against your company?

What is Qui Tam Law?

“Qui Tam” is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur,” which means “he who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.” Historically, at common law an action for a writ of qui tam was a writ whereby a private individual who assists a prosecution can receive all or part of any penalty imposed. Today, Qui tam law exists under the False Claims Act, which is a federal law that allows a person with non-public information to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States in exchange for a reward. This action is more commonly known as whistleblowing. In addition to the federal laws, Ohio also has its own whistleblower protection laws requiring that an employee with non-public information follow specific detailed steps in order to be protected.

You may be entitled to recovery.

If you have non-public information about a fraud on the government, and are deciding whether to blow the whistle, you need confidential, secure, and private counsel regarding your rights and potential for recovery. It is imperative that you seek experienced, qualified counsel before you take action or make any of your private information public.

The act of whistleblowing requires an action-oriented mindset, a lot of patience, and the knowledge and deft hand of an experienced lawyer. These types of lawsuits can easily become complex and difficult, requiring a lot of research, organization, and presentation of facts to prove and support the fraud in question to the government.

If you are in possession of non-public knowledge of a fraud on the government, you will need to act quickly and securely with the right lawyers taking care of you every step of the way. As a “relator” of the information, you may be entitled to receive a portion of any damages received. We will meet with you and review your potential whistleblower action and discuss your rights and potential for recovery confidentially and for no charge for the initial meeting.

Burg Simpson also welcomes opportunities to build co-counsel relationships with attorneys seeking to partner with qui tam counsel. We have a record of success in bringing these complex cases to conclusion.

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

 February 6, 2017

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Michael S. Burg Named One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Named One of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms The Trial Lawyer magazine honorees to be celebrated at The National Trial Lawyers’ annual summit Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC is proud to… Read more »

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

 January 23, 2017

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that seven shareholders have recently been named to 5280 Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list. Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The Burg Simpson attorneys selected for inclusion in 5280 Top Lawyers are: Michael S. Burg –… Read more »

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

 December 8, 2016

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

The Burg Simpson attorneys had another outstanding year changing the lives of those they represent. The firm’s ability to properly value cases—whether personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, or mass tort—and fight tirelessly as a cohesive team to obtain the compensation its clients deserve sets Burg Simpson apart. Here is just a small sample of… Read more »

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

 June 19, 2017

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

Please read the new report from the American Association for Justice: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights the important role the civil justice system has played as a backstop to enhance… Read more »

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

 May 18, 2017

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  Accordingly, the FDA will now require these drugs to carry a black-box warning concerning this serious risk of injury. FDA Safety Announcement Invokana and Invokamet have… Read more »

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

 May 17, 2017

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several lots of cardiac catheters manufactured by Abbott needed to be recalled due to the significant risk that the affected catheters may malfunction, possibly causing surgical complications and even death. FDA Safety Alert Announcement The affected lines of catheters include the NC… Read more »

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

 April 21, 2017

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

On April 19. 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic initiated an urgent recall of its StrataMR adjustable valve and shunt devices. Because of the risk that these medical devices will cause significant adverse health consequences or death, the FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, which is the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

 November 30, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. discusses consumer rights and the legal safeguards used to protect consumers from unfair practices. The Ohio Consumer Sales protects consumers in several ways and allows them to recover transaction costs and damages. If you feel you have been unfairly treated as a consumer, call our office at 1-800-713-9340 or… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Protecting Your Civil Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Civil Rights

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated, contact Burg Simpson Ohio immediately to ensure legal rights are protected. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Helpful Links

 November 22, 2016

Helpful Links

Burg Simpson is pleased to provide our site users with links to other websites. However, this access does not imply approval or endorsement of the information, products or services offered at those sites. Injury & Accidents & Consumer Alerts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Food and Drug Administration Consumer Product and Safety Commission… Read more »

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