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Don McClendon was an executive Olsten management Company and as part of his job he worked directly with HCA.  While there, he learned that HCA was improperly using government dollars to for advertising under the guise of “community education”.  He provided this information as well as other allegations that the government relied on in settling this case.  At the time, this $731,400,000 settlement was the largest healthcare fraud recovery under the FCA in history.  Mr. McClendon claims were responsible for over $100 million of the total amount recovered.

Status: Settled

Articles and Links:

  • Largest Healthcare Fraud Case in U.S. History Settled, HCA Investigation Nets Record Total of $1.7 Billion
    Click here for the US Department of Justice Press Release dated June 26, 2003
  • U.S. Joins Suit Alleging Fraud by Columbia/HCA Healthcare 
    Click here for a Wall Street Journal article dated December 31, 1998

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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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