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Whistleblowers & False Claims Act

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Helping You Fight for Justice

At Pratt Clay, LLC, our Atlanta injury lawyers – lead by Attorney Bradley Pratt and Attorney Chuck Clay – believe in doing everything in our power to uphold justice. When a business professional or government agent uncovers illegal actions or moral wrongdoing within their parent company or agency, we can be retained for unwavering and responsive legal representation for whistleblower and False Claims Act cases.

Our objectives in whistleblower claims are simple:

  1. Ensure the wrongdoing is addressed and stopped.
  2. Prevent retaliation against our client for blowing the whistle.
  3. Facilitate the assistance of the government, where appropriate.
  4. Ensure our client is compensated for bringing the wrongdoing to light.

Do you want to know more about whistleblower cases, the False Claims Act, and the possible incentives related to such reports and claims? Call (404) 998-5258 or contact Pratt Clay, LLC and our Atlanta whistleblower lawyers today.


Actions Worthy of Whistleblower Complaint

All False Claims Act cases involve deliberate fraud on the federal or state government. In order to be a whistleblower, you must be aware of the fraud and it typically must be based on non-public information. For example, fraud could include overcharges to the government, or mischarges or charges for products or services that were not provided. As another example, fraud could occur when a company claims entitlement to certain statutory benefits, and falsely declares specific criteria have been met to obtain those benefits.

Examples of reasons you may want to create a whistleblower complaint include:

  • Health Care Fraud.
  • Hospital and Emergency Room Fraud.
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Fraud.
  • Medicare Part D Fraud.
  • Nursing Home Fraud.
  • Defense Contractor Fraud.
  • Energy Fraud.
  • Construction and Procurement Fraud.
  • Financial Industry Fraud.

Damages Available Under the False Claims Act

Appropriate damages depend upon the specific circumstances. The False Claims Act provides that each instance of a false claim could result in a civil penalty of between $5,000 and $10,000, and these damages can be “trebled” (or tripled). If there are hundreds or thousands of instances of the false claim being made, the damages could be substantial. A whistleblower (known as a “qui tam relator”) could be entitled to between 15 and 25 percent of the amount recovered if the government intervenes, and between 25 and 30 percent of the amount recovered if the government does not intervene.

It is important to remember that you will have a certain set of legal protections based on your occupation that shield you from retaliation by your employer for whistleblowing. When in doubt, it is best to speak with an attorney about your case and decide how to proceed from there. You can schedule a free consultation with Attorneys Bradley Pratt and Chuck Clay, or other members of our Atlanta whistleblower law firm, to begin.

Citing the False Claims Act

When an individual or a company carries out a fraudulent action that harms the federal government or any sort of governmental program, a whistleblower can cite the False Claims Act, also known as the Lincoln Law. In short, the False Claims Act is merely a form of a whistleblower complaint but it specifically deals with issues that impact the federal government. Most False Claims Act complaints are filed to prevent or report vast sums of money from being misused or even stolen from the government and, therefore, taxpayers. Due to the high stakes behind the average claim, a whistleblower who reports federal abuse may be compensated significantly for their information, cooperation, and vigilance.

We Can Be Your Voice in Your Whistleblower Claim

Acting as a corporate whistleblower or reporting federal wrongdoing using the False Claims Act can understandably be an intimidating time. You will be calling out a presumably powerful company or agency that had been knowingly committing fraudulent behavior. They may try to shut your statements down with a team of defense attorneys and do everything possible to see that you are not rewarded for speaking up. Keep the scales of justice tipped in your favor and fight the good fight with Pratt Clay, LLC and our Atlanta whistleblower attorneys.


Call (404) 998-5258 at your first opportunity.



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