Chicago Qui tam (Whistleblower) Attorneys
What is a Qui tam (Whistleblower) Lawsuit?
Chicago qui tam – whistleblower attorneys can help stop federal ad state governmental fraud. Similarly, a Qui tam lawsuit is a type of civil lawsuit that is intended to help stop federal and state governmental fraud. Certain types of governmental fraud include, but are not limited to:
- Healthcare fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Medicaid fraud
- Defense contractor fraud
- Cross charging
- Product substitution
- Improper cost allocation
- Failure to comply with contract specifications
- Violations of the Truth-in-Negotiations Act (TINA)
- Other types of fraud
- Public works projects
- Federal government construction
- Environmental fraud
- Municipal bond market
The Federal Civil False Claims Act (31. U.S.C., Section 3729) states the private citizens can act on behalf of the federal or state government to bring an action against a person or company that acts fraudulently. It is under the False Claims Act that a qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuit entitles individuals employed by the entity guilty of the fraud to bring a lawsuit for fraud-related damages against the offending company.
Filing these actions, informally called “whistleblowing” simply mean that a person is revealing misconduct by a person or company. The misconduct can be in the form of the person or company committing corruption, breaking the law, or committing fraud.
If you know that the government is being defrauded, you may have the right to financial compensation. There is strong incentive for those who witness fraudulent acts against the federal government to come forward; if you have witnessed fraudulent acts against the government, you have the right to recover between 15-30% of the total amount recovered from the lawsuit.
Chicago Qui Tam – Whistleblower Attorneys
If you suspect a person or entity involved in defrauding the government, we invite you for a free telephone or in person consultation to discuss these incidents and any questions you may have with one of our Chicago whistleblower attorneys. Most of our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and we have an outstanding track record in helping our clients and creating a strong trust relationship, as you can see in our results section. Please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822, or our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822, or you can call our toll free number at (800)-985-1819.