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C. R. Bard and Proseed

C.R. Bard Inc., a multinational medical device company, agreed to pay the federal government $48.2 million to settle this whistleblower lawsuit that alleged its urological division and wholly owned subsidiary, ProSeed Inc., paid doctors and hospitals kickbacks to entice them to order Bard’s products at inflated prices to treat Medicare patients with prostate cancer.


Status: Settled


Outcome:

C.R. Bard Inc., and Proseed, Inc. agreed to pay the federal government $48.2 million to settle this whistleblower lawsuit.


Articles and Links:

  • Wilbanks & Gouinlock Client Settles Whistleblower Case With $48 Million Settlement
    Click Here for Daily Report dated Wednesday May 15, 2013.
  • Adventist Repays Millions To Medicare
    Click Here for Orlando Sentinel article by Marni Jameson dated March 6, 2013.
  • Adventist Health Can’t Dodge FCA Claim Of ER Overbilling
    Click Here for Law 360 article dated February 20, 2013.
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Adventist Hospital Filed Millions In False Claims
    Click here for Orlando Sentinel Article dated August 8, 2012.


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Marlan Wilbanks, Esq.

Marlan Wilbanks

Marlan is currently acting as lead counsel in important qui tam cases that are filed in over 16 federal and state courts across the nation. He has handled whistleblower litigation matters against numerous individuals and large companies that have committed fraudulent acts against the government in federal courts and many state courts, including cases from California to Florida.

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Susan Gouinlock, Esq.

Susan Gouinlock

Susan S. Gouinlock has represented whistleblowers for more than ten years. Susan joined Wilbanks & Bridges in 2011 and became a partner in 2013. Her legal career has been successful and diverse, including a unique mixture of working for the government as a lawyer as well as years of representing individuals and businesses in highly regulated environments, including for example spending six (6) years as in-house general counsel to a major corporation.
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