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Whistleblower Litigation Trends

Whistleblower / Qui Tam Litigation -- Statistics & Trends

Whistleblowers Received $385 Million in 2010

In 2010, Qui Tam whistleblowers received approximately $385 million in awards for the $2.3 billion total they helped the federal government recover under the federal False Claims Act. In these cases and others, government intervention was vital to success. Being represented by an experienced whistleblower attorney who knows the law and has dealt successfully with the Government can make all the difference in government intervention.

Government Intervention: Approximately 95% of Cases Are Successful

The number of Qui Tam cases that are filed increases yearly, while government intervention has remained around approximately 22 percent. Over the thirteen year period from 1987 to 2010, according to United States Department of Justice ("USDOJ") statistics, approximately 95% of all cases were settled or received a favorable judgment when the government intervened.

Approximately 94% of Non-Intervened Cases Fail

On the other hand, when the government did not intervene over this time period, the statistics were reversed. Approximately 94% of non-intervened Qui Tam cases were dismissed, underscoring the value of being represented by experienced whistleblower attorneys.

In 2010 and 2011, Healthcare is the Leading Industry Involved in Qui Tam Filings

In Fiscal 2010 (October 2009 through September 2010) healthcare represented the lions share, some 83 percent, of all civil fraud recoveries. In addition to whistleblower settlements, the government recovered some $200 million in FCA settlements on its own, according to USDOJ statistics. In Qui Tam cases under the False Claims Act filed since 1987, more than half were in healthcare, seventeen percent were in defense contracts, and the remaining twenty-seven percent were in other government contracting areas.

No Fees Without Recovery

Berger & Montague's Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Group litigates cases on a contingent fee basis, so whistleblowers do not pay attorneys' fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.

Contact Us To Learn More

We invite you to learn more about our Whistleblowers, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Practice Group. For more information or to schedule a confidential discussion about a potential case, please fill out the contact form on the right. You can also call us at (215) 875-5712.  Click here to learn more about how to report medicaid and medicare fraud.

For further reading: Qui Tam Law Firm, What Whistleblowers Can Expect From Our Lawyers