Davita pays in case despite Government not intervening
Filed in 2007, W&G prosecuted this qui tam case for clients Alon Vainer, MD and Daniel Barbir, RN without government involvement or support for eight years. The case settled in 2015 for $450,000,000. The case alleged that dialysis providers DaVita, Inc., and Gambro Healthcare, Inc., deliberately wasted hundreds of millions of dollars of dialysis medications in order to fraudulently boost reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid. This case was settled for $450,000,000 without Government assistance. The Government declined to prosecute this case but W&G, trial counsel and the two knowledgeable whistleblowers persevered and prevailed. This was the largest and most successful case in FCA history where the Government declined to participate and only the whistleblower and their counsel handled the case.
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