If you have witnessed fraud against the government, including health care fraud, tax fraud or government contract fraud, you may have a whistleblower claim. A whistleblower claim under the False Claims Act allows an individual to file a lawsuit seeking damages against a person or company who committed fraud against the government.
Our firm, Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, P.A., represents whistleblowing clients in Florida, as well as anywhere else in the United States. For those who are reporting fraud against the federal government via the False Claims Act, there is a financial award for reporting the fraud. Filing a claim could result in an award of up to 30% of the recovered damages and penalties.
When you wish to bring a case as a whistleblower under the federal False Claims Act, you must have an attorney represent you. The statute requires you to have a lawyer. Attorney Schechter approaches whistleblower/qui tam cases with litigation skills honed over the course of 27 years in legal practice. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida. She is often asked to present on qui tam-related issues before groups of legal professionals.