From our office in Nashville, Lieff Cabraser represents clients from Tennessee, the South, and Midwest in fraud-on-the-government cases brought under the federal False Claims Act and similar state laws. We have successfully represented clients or are representing clients reporting fraud committed against the government by major corporations across multiple industries.
In June 2014, Mark Chalos, a partner at Lieff Cabraser based in our Nashville office, gave a presentation to a group of Tennessee lawyers summarizing the False Claims Act and discussing the latest developments in fraud-on-the-government law. Read a copy of Mark’s presentation on False Claims Act law.
Focus on Healthcare Fraud
Kickbacks paid to physicians to prescribe certain drugs or treatments, false statements made to obtain payment for unnecessary tests and procedures, double billing for medical charges, “upcoding” charges to be paid for more than the services provided, and fraud by hospice providers and nursing homes are some the ways Medicare fraud occurs. These types of fraud trigger violations of the False Claims Act as it prohibits persons and companies from submitting false claims for payment from the government.
Numerous lawsuits charging Medicare fraud have been filed in federal court in Nashville due to the significant number of companies in the health care field located in Nashville and elsewhere in Tennessee. More than 250 health care companies have operations in Nashville and work on a multi-state, national or international basis, with more than 300 local professional service firms (e.g., accounting, architecture, banking, legal) providing expertise in the health care industry. Nashville’s health care industry generates more than $70 billion in revenue.
False Claims Act Lawyers
We represent individuals in a wide range of federal and state False Claims Act cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping individuals expose fraud against the government and obtain meaningful recoveries.