• In September 2018, Health Management Associates (“HMA”) agreed to pay $260 million to resolve a number of lawsuits filed by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act as well as a guilty criminal plea. Two of the complaints that were a part of the settlement were filed by Wilbanks & Gouinlock on behalf of Mr. Ralph … Continue reading >>>

  • U.S. ex rel. Berntsen vs. Prime Healthcare, et. al. U.S. ex rel. Berntsen vs. Prime Healthcare, et. al. was filed in 2011 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  On August 3, 2018 a $65 million FCA settlement was announced.  The Wilbanks & Gouinlock client in this case was Karin … Continue reading >>>

  • The suit alleged that Tenet and four of its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina, entered into an illegal arrangement with a business called “Clinica de la Mama” that operated walk-in obstetric clinics for undocumented Hispanic women. The case settled in October 2016 for $368,000,000.

  • In April of 2015, Davita settles case with United States and 2 W&G whistleblowers for $450,000,000 after 8 years of hard fought litigation.

  • Forest Laboratories case involved allegations of off-label marketing and kick-back claims and resulted in a $106,000,000 in civil recovery and $300,000,000 in total dollar recovery.

  • The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Elin Balid-Kunz (“Ms. Kunz”) who gained inside knowledge from over 17 years of employment at Halifax Hospital where she was the Halifax Director of Physician Services. In her whistleblower lawsuit, Ms. Kunz alleges that Halifax knowingly and intentionally submitted thousands of fraudulent claims to Medicare. Additionally, Ms. Kunz … Continue reading >>>

  • Olsen Corporation case involved allegations of fraudulent billing, sales and marketing within home health agencies resulted in $61,000,000 in Government recovery.

  • 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.

  • Bank of America/Countrywide Mortgage involved allegations of veteran’s mortgage fraud resulting in a recovery of $45,000,000.

  • W&G successfully prosecuted this qui tam case against Shands Healthcare in Florida. The case alleged improper billing of Medicare and Medicaid for admitting patients to the hospital rather than treating them on an outpatient basis because the government pays more for services rendered on an inpatient basis. Shands Hospital case involved medical necessity allegations that … Continue reading >>>

  • Memorial Health involved allegations of payment of excessive fees by hospital to doctors in excess of fair market value with a $5.08 million Government recovery.