Kickbacks

  • Gynecomastia Caused by Risperdal

    … related to gynecomastia, the emotional trauma and social stigma can be staggering. The first gynecomastia lawsuit related to Risperdal was settled in 2012, and showed that Johnson & Johnson understated the impact that an excess of prolactin could have on the development of breast tissue in otherwise healthy males. There have been a number…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Gynecomastia Caused by Risperdal

    … related to gynecomastia, the emotional trauma and social stigma can be staggering. The first gynecomastia lawsuit related to Risperdal was settled in 2012, and showed that Johnson & Johnson understated the impact that an excess of prolactin could have on the development of breast tissue in otherwise healthy males. There have been a number…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    …) Antitrust violations Credit card fraud Computer/internet fraud Bankruptcy fraud Embezzlement Tax evasion Public corruption Economic espionage/trade secret theft Environmental law violations Counterfeiting Financial institution fraud Insurance fraud Kickbacks Mail fraud Phone/telemarketer fraud Government fraud Intellectual property theft or piracy Money…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 9 readers -
  • Prime Pediatrics Dalton GA (New Medicaid Fraud Investigation)

    … that actually received, and billing for services that are not medically necessary. When unnecessary services are offered, patients are put at risk of physical harm. Medicare fraud can also include illegal kickbacks. The information that we have about Prime Pediatrics is limited to double billing. In our experience, however, once a clinic…

    Due Diligence- 20 readers -
  • Doc Injects Patients with Poison in Shocking Medicare Fraud Plot

    … in the name of a particular doctor (the “Doctor”). While the scheme was fraudulent in numerous ways, the primary fraud involved scheme members recruiting and paying kickbacks to “patients” to take medically unnecessary tests and then billing the health insurance providers for those unnecessary tests.” The three clinics at issue in the scheme billed almost…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Venezuela Public Corruption and Fraud: More Whistleblowers Needed

    …! Business Between a Rock and a Hard Place No legitimate business wants to pay bribes and offer kickbacks but doing business in Venezuela without offering bribes can be difficult. Fail to pay off a key official and you could find your business closed or permits denied. Many would-be whistleblowers are afraid of reprisals and physical violence…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Tenet Exec INDICTED (Tenet Healthcare Whistleblower Post)

    … Tenet Healthcare is no stranger to fraud. It wasn’t that long ago that the for-profit hospital chain paid a record $514 million fine to the government. That case involved paying kickbacks for patient referrals. The patients in that case were pregnant, undocumented Hispanic women. Some thought the case ended when the company and its subsidiaries…

    Due Diligence- 18 readers -
  • Anatomy of a Force Placed Insurance Scheme (California)

    …, some banks like to kick people when they are down. To take advantage of homeowners who are most vulnerable. What should come as no shock to anyone, some banks were even getting kickbacks from the insurance companies. Everyone making money off the struggling homeowner. Often, the homeowner gets so overwhelmed with force placed insurance charges…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … the pharmaceutical industry. These include, “pay to delay,” off label use, illegal kickbacks and production or importation of adulterated / sub potent drugs. Each of these violations can be prosecuted under the False Claims Act. Pay to delay occurs when a pharmaceutical company with a drug coming off patent pays generic companies to stay out…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -
  • NY Pension “Pay to Play” Scheme Examined (FCPA Post)

    … of potential compensation, greed sometimes trumps integrity and common sense. That usually means bribes or kickbacks. If the allegations in this indictment are true, Kang took bribes to a new level. Cash. Prostitutes. Even crack cocaine. The indictment claims that Kang steered $2 billion of public pension monies to brokerage firms FTN Financial and Sterne…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Kickbacks, RICO and the Pharmaceutical Industry (Insys Post)

    … prison? Prosecutors say they paid kickbacks to doctors who wrote prescriptions for their fentanyl based pain medication. Kickbacks in the healthcare setting are illegal. Medical decisions should be based on the best interest of the patient. Unfortunately, some pharmaceutical companies, ambulance services and hospitals use kickbacks to lure others…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Does Universal Health Services Kidnap Patients?

    … Investigations If you have information about any psychiatric healthcare provider that is detaining people without medical necessity, prescribing treatment or counseling that is not needed, paying kickbacks for psychiatric or addiction recovery referrals or charging for services not provided, contact us immediately. You may be eligible for an award…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Radiology Centers & Illegal Practices – Whistleblower Award Post

    … physician supervision. She also said the center was sometimes performing services without a prescription. Dye Contrast Studies Dye contrast studies involve injecting a patient with a special type of dye. The dye helps radiologists better view images. Because there is a risk of a severe allergic reaction, Medicare says that a doctor must be physically…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Federal Appeals Court Win for Whistleblowers

    … retaliation claims. Recently the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case involving these counsel fees. For those not familiar, the 6th Circuit is the top federal appeals court covering Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Those of us who primarily represent whistleblowers don’t always consider it the friendliest court but an opinion this month…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    …” that worries us most is the one in which backroom deals and kickbacks are the norm. Often these arrangements are highly illegal yet happen every day. There are many threats to our democracy today. Big business and super powerful lobby groups are perhaps some of the most dangerous. These include the U.S. Chamber, PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
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