Patients rely on care providers to give them advice based on their own best interests, but when kickbacks are involved, these patients are getting advice based on something else entirely that could put their health at risk. Whistleblowers are encouraged to fight back for the benefit of everyone. Here’s how whistleblowers can fight kickbacks in the health care industry.
Most people believe they would do the right thing if they discovered the corporation they worked for was doing something illegal or unethical. The truth is, being the whistleblower can come with risks. You face the possibility of repercussions, such as being ostracized by your fellow employees or losing your job.
Compounding pharmacies can provide a valuable services when a patient needs a customized formulation of a prescription drug. Unfortunately, because of lax regulations and high reimbursement, some compounding pharmacies can also present the potential for major risks to patient health and significant healthcare fraud, especially for fraudulent prescriptions for topical pain creams and scar creams.
In this video I discuss the issue of whistleblowing and Non-Disclosure Agreements, especially the question of whether and how you can blow the whistle if you have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
Partnerships and LLCs, are they the magic bullet to help protect whistleblower confidentiality? In this video I discuss the benefits and limitations of whistleblowers using a corporate entity (like an LLC) or a partnership (LLP) to protect themselves from whistleblower retaliation. In short, using an LLC or LLP can be helpful, but: (1) only in specific limited situations; (2) there are risks that come with using a partnership or a corporate form while you are blowing the whistle; and (3) you cannot guarantee anonymity.
Being a whistleblower means navigating a maze of complicated laws, practical landmines, and unexpected challenges. In this video, I walk through 10 mistakes that whistleblowers often make before, during or after filing a case.
The finances of a whistleblower case. There are two important parts to this. One, when a case is settling, how is the settlement amount calculated? Two, once the settlement has happened, how much of that money does the whistleblower get?