Whistle Blower

Whistle blower or qui tam actions arise under the Federal False Claim Act (FCA) as well as state legislation. Under the FCA, a private citizen is allowed to file a claim against a person or company that is knowingly defrauding the federal government. The act also protects such persons who can be demoted, or threatened of being fired for bringing such fraudulent conduct to light.

A successful qui tam action entitles the plaintiff whistleblower to 15–30% of the government’s total recovery, an amount that can be quite significant. The government has the right to participate or can decline to participate, in which case the plaintiff moves forward without the government’s participation. When you need a professional and reliable whistle blower claims lawyer, PMHP can help you.

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Am I Eligible for a Whistle Blower?

Eligibility for whistle blower claims primarily hinges on the nature and quality of the information provided by the individual, and whether their actions have contributed to exposing and combating fraudulent activities against the government.

  • First-Hand Information: The individual must have first-hand knowledge of the fraudulent activity being reported. This means that a whistle blower cannot rely on what they hear from third parties; instead, they must be able to corroborate their information with personal experience or records.
  • Internal Reporting: It is recommended that any form of fraud should first be reported internally, before filing a whistle blower claim. This is to protect the whistleblower from potential repercussions at work, as well as to ensure that their evidence is accurate and complete.
  • Timeliness: To make sure your case has the best chance of success, it’s important to act quickly. The statute of limitations for filing a qui tam action is only 6 years from the date of the violation.

What Should I Do to Get Started?

If you believe that you are eligible to file a qui tam action, it is best to contact an experienced whistle blower claims lawyer as soon as possible. Because there is a timeliness requirement on qui tam action, acting quickly on the fraudulent action can ensure you will be protected and get the most out of your claim.

The Right Pick For You

At PMHP, we bring years of experience and a deep commitment to justice, making us a reputable choice for your whistle blower claims lawyer. We stand by your side, protecting your rights, and ensuring that those who commit fraud are held accountable.