Dallas Whistleblower Protection Attorney

Bob Thornton, Attorney

Bob Thornton, Attorney

The federal False Claims Act and similar state laws allow employees to file what is called a qui tam lawsuit. Employees may file these claims when their employers have committed fraud against the government. As Texas whistleblower protection lawyers, we defend employees who report their employers. If you need a whistleblower lawyer who knows the regulations and strategies involved in these complex cases, Kilgore & Kilgore has experience with protecting whistleblowers in Dallas and throughout Texas.

Some of the more common types of fraud that trigger qui tam lawsuits include:

  • Medicare fraud;
  • Oil and gas royalty fraud;
  • Sarbanes-Oxley violations; and
  • Environmental violations.

Whistleblower cases are common in the healthcare field, since healthcare administrators often see fraudulent activities involving Medicare. For example, qui tam lawsuits are filed against providers who submit invoices for unused equipment and unnecessary procedures, bill for non-existent patients, receive kickbacks from medical suppliers or drug makers, or who utilize upcoding. When the government recovers the money from the company, the employee can receive a percentage of the recovery. These sums can be substantial.

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“Bob Goodman and I made an excellent attorney-client team. He puts his clients and their families first. He was fair, objective, and responsive. Bob kept me in the loop and up-to-date about the happenings of my case. He made me feel like a valued team member. I would recommend Bob Goodman to anyone in need of assistance with an employment law matter.”
– H Richards, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Violation of the Texas Whistleblower Act, 2019

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