Date: December 2, 2021

TELG plaintiff Carol Clark-Kutscher filed a lawsuit claiming she was retaliated against and fired for blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud.

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TELG Plaintiff Alleges Wrongful Termination Over Medicare Billing Dispute

EAST ST. LOUIS – A former nurse practitioner with SSM Health Care claims she was instructed to bill for services that were traditionally a offered for free.

Carol Clark-Kutscher filed a federal lawsuit on Nov. 17 in the District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against SSM Health Care Corporation.

The lawsuit alleges retaliation in violation of the False Claims Act 3730 and retaliation in violation of Section 20 of the Illinois Whistleblower Act 740 ILCS 174/20.


Clark-Kutscher seeks reinstatement, two times the amount of back pay, interest on back pay, special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, litigation costs and attorney’s fees. Clark-Kutscher is represented by Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group PC in Washington, D.C.

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