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Medical Device Manufacturer, Hospitals Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $3.8m

According to a Department of Justice press release dated June 4, 2010, St. Jude Medical Inc., a heart device manufacturer, Parma Community General Hospital, and Norton Healthcare have settled allegations of an illegal kickback scheme for $3.8 million.  According to the press release, the kickbacks caused false claims to be submitted to federal health care programs in violation of the False Claims Act.  The whistleblower who brought these claims will receive $640,050 for his efforts to reduce waste and fraud.

The whistleblower attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm have experience protecting whistleblowers and litigating qui tam actions brought under the False Claims Act.  For more information about the firm’s False Claims Act Practice.

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