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Davita, Inc.

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.

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Status: Settled


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.

Articles and Links:


  • Dialysis Company Accused Of Giant Medicare Fraud
    Click Here for Anderson Cooper 360/CNN Video Report of November 30, 2012.
  • Wasted Dialysis Drugs To Buoy Profits Alleged In Davita And Gambro Healthcare, Inc. Case
    Dr. Alon Vainer And Daniel Barbir Allege In Lawsuit That Drugs Were Wasted To Buoy Davita Profits
  • Lawsuit Says Dialysis Giants Davita, Inc. And Gambro Healthcare, Inc., Sought Fraudulent Reimbursements For Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For Wasted Drugs, According To Atlanta Lawyers Lin Wood And Marlan Wilbanks
    Click here to view press release
  • Davita, Served By UNC’s Roper On Board, Sued
    Click here for Triangle Business Journal article by Jason deBruyn, dated July 26, 2011
  • Davita Cashed In On Waste, Ex-Workers Say 
    Click here for a Modern Healthcare srticle by Joe Carlson, dated July 26, 2011
  • Dialysis Company Accused Of Drug Scam
    Click here for a Columbus Dispatch article by Andrew Pollack, dated July 27, 2011
  • Lawsuit Alleges Fraud At Dialysis Company 
    Click here for article by Andrew Pollack, dated July 26, 2011

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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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