Though there are many types of whistleblowers, the most comprehensive protection and reward laws apply to employees and contractors that help the government recover taxpayer dollars.
We primarily represent individuals that have evidence of extensive fraud committed by their employer and/or coworkers, and who are willing to file a lawsuit on behalf of the federal government.
Since the government declines to intervene in an estimated 80% of qui tam lawsuits, it is important for whistleblowers to have a qualified legal team to guide them through collecting evidence, filing a claim, and advocating for the highest possible reward.
Resources for cases we don’t take
Even if an instance of negligence, malpractice or abuse does not meet the legal definition of fraud, it’s important to report it to the appropriate local, state or federal agency. Here are several resources you can use to file a complaint:
- File a complaint about a Medicare physician or facility
- Report nursing home abuse to Health & Human Services (HHS)
- Report defense contractor abuse or mismanagement
- Report suspected tax scams to the IRS
- Contact a Morgan & Morgan medical malpractice attorney
If you have witnessed fraud committed against the government but prefer to submit an anonymous tip, without the possibility of an award, here are additional federal resources:
Bear in mind that in order to pursue a qui tam case, the government requires extensive, detailed evidence of a systemic fraud scheme. Individuals without access to such evidence, including those who have left the company and do not have remaining inside contacts, will have a difficult time convincing the government to intervene.
If the government does intervene in your case, they and your legal team will do everything possible to protect your anonymity throughout the investigation. During that time, the case will be filed under seal.
Should your case lead to a successful resolution, however, the lawsuit will be unsealed, and your name will be released. For this reason, it is not possible to file a qui tam lawsuit if you wish to remain anonymous.