A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government agency, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. The misconduct may be a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption.
Examples of whistleblowers are people who become aware of fraud in matters involving such things as Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs. These fraud allegations are often leveled at large corporate entities, and even cities, and other municipalities.
Men and women who blow the whistle on such gross misconduct are actually at the core of how our country fixes problems. These actions save taxpayer money, and punish the corporate and governmental wrongdoers who misuse the system to their own advantage. These matters ultimately save taxpayers money, since we all pay taxes to fund government programs and subsidies.
Members of our attorney team are recognized nationally as class action and complex litigation specialists in defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, toxic chemicals, price-fixing, and antitrust violations. As such, we have the internal expertise and experience to understand the complex underlying factors and issues in whistleblower (Qui Tam) matters.