Employees who discover that an employer is engaged in unsafe, dishonest or illegal activities may wish to report the wrongdoing. These employees, referred to as whistleblowers, are protected by law. At Jacobson & Rooks in the Philadelphia area, we take great care to see that whistleblowers receive all necessary protections, as well as any compensation to which they may be entitled.
While we handle cases involving all industries, these cases frequently occur within the health care field. Whistleblowers may report doctors, hospitals or nursing homes for Medicare and Medicaid fraud or other forms of insurance fraud, or government fraud, or pharmaceutical and medical device companies for issues related to defects or off-label marketing and promotion of products, often manifesting themselves through medical malpractice claims. Because the industry is so active in New Jersey, we handle many health care fraud whistleblower claims in places like Camden County, Bergen County and across the state.
The False Claims Act And Qui Tam Claims
The False Claims Act was designed to hold accountable any individual or business that commits fraud against the government, which may take the form of defense contractor fraud, other government contractor fraud, affordable housing grant fraud, and other federal grant and federal program fraud.
Our office also represents whistleblowers working in finance, who have certain protections under federal laws like Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, other forms of financial fraud, including SEC fraud, securities fraud and fraud against public companies.
Retaliation Protection For Whistleblowers
Employers often do not respond positively to accusations of fraud or criminal activities. Without protection, whistleblowers may suffer wrongful termination or other forms of discrimination. We understand the various protections the law affords to whistleblowers, and we will do everything possible to shield you from adverse actions by your employer.
Another important reason for a whistleblower to retain a lawyer is to explore the possibility of immunity for the whistleblower in case of criminal participation. At Jacobson & Rooks, we often work with criminal defense attorneys to make sure the whistleblower is protected.
Contact A New Jersey And Pennsylvania Qui Tam Claim Attorney
Our Philadelphia whistleblower attorney can be contacted via phone at 215-259-5723. Our services are available in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.