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Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta

Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta settled allegations brought by a Wilbanks & Bridges client for $26 million.  Tami Ramsey, a registered nurse and former hospital employee, filed thise whistleblower lawsuit based upon her allegations that Saint Joseph’s had not followed Medicare regulations determining whether a patient should be placed into inpatient or outpatient status.  This monetary settlement also involved Saint Joseph’s being required to enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Government.


Status: Settled


Articles and Links:

  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta to Pay $26 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations 
    Click here for the U.S. Department of Justice press release dated December 21, 2007
  • Saint Joes pays $26 million in lawsuit settlement 
    Click here for Atlanta Business Chronicle article dated December 21, 2007
  • St. Joseph’s to pay $26 million in fraud case
    Click here for Dunwoody Crier article dated December 28, 2007


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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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