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Can I File a Qui Tam Lawsuit in Texas for Medicaid Fraud?

Qui tam lawsuits are a specific kind of lawsuit often filed by whistleblowers fighting to uncover government waste. In Texas, Medicaid fraud cases often involve qui tam actions. And when they do, many people in Texas turn to Brewer & Pritchard to handle their case.

These highly specialized cases demand an experienced attorney with an extensive knowledge of Texas' legal system, qui tam law and Medicaid fraud. That's why so many people turn to Brewer & Pritchard to handle these cases for them. Our Texas Medicaid fraud lawyers know how the legal system works, know the law and know how to get the job done right.

Honest advice about qui tam lawsuits from Texas Medicaid fraud lawyers

Some of the most frequently asked questions about qui tam law in Texas and how it relates to Medicaid fraud we have encountered at Brewer & Pritchard include:

What is a Medicaid fraud qui tam lawsuit in Texas?

Anytime someone suspects government fraud, they can file a qui tam lawsuit. In terms of Medicaid fraud in Texas, qui tam lawsuits can be filed by anyone who suspects such illegal activity, including overbilling or billing for medical services not performed. These are serious crimes that demand serious legal action.
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Why should I file a qui tam lawsuit if I suspect Medicaid fraud in Texas?

There are several reasons why many whistleblowers file qui tam lawsuits for Medicaid fraud in Texas. One reason why whistleblowers file qui tam lawsuits is so they can be financially rewarded for uncovering such fraudulent activity. Another reason: people who file a qui tam lawsuit can do so "under seal," meaning the lawsuit is kept secret by the whistleblower while the government investigates such allegations.
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How are qui tam lawsuits different from regular lawsuits?

People can file a lawsuit for a wide range of reasons. Qui tam lawsuits can only be filed for very specific legal reasons. Governed by the False Claims Act, qui tam lawsuits focus solely on government fraud. The principle behind qui tam lawsuits dates back much further than 1863, when the False Claims Act became law in the United States. People in England could take such legal action on behalf of the king dating back to the 14th Century.
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Who investigates qui tam lawsuits in Texas involving Medicaid fraud?

Private lawyers investigate most qui tam lawsuits in Texas concerning Medicaid fraud. These cases can often be very difficult to prove and can be contentious. Some doctors or other medical professionals and big institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes might try to conceal evidence of their wrongdoing. That's why we often actively investigate such allegations - to make sure our clients' cases get the attention they rightfully deserve.
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Can I be compensated for a successful qui tam lawsuit for Medicaid fraud in Texas?

Yes. Qui tam whistleblowers can receive financial compensation for reporting Medicaid fraud in Texas. The government pays people a reward for reporting such wrongdoing because they want to encourage more people to do the same. In one recent case, one whistleblower received $15.4 million for helping uncover the largest Medicaid fraud scheme in the country.
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Put your trust in a qui tam lawyer in Texas for your Medicaid fraud case

Knowing what to do if you suspect Medicaid fraud in Texas can be overwhelming. You have so many legal options available to you. Even knowing where to start can be confusing. That's why it's critical you contact Brewer & Pritchard as soon as possible. We can guide you through all your legal options and help you decide if filing a qui tam lawsuit is the right decision for you.

If you are represented by Brewer & Pritchard, we won't tell you what to do. We will listen. We want to learn about your case. We then will work with you to develop a strategy that addresses your specific Medicaid fraud claim. No two cases are ever exactly alike. The same should be true for whatever legal action you decide to take.

Having an experienced qui tam lawyer on your side to help you handle your Medicaid fraud claim can make all the difference. Discover what we can do for you. Contact Brewer & Pritchard today. Call 800-445-8710 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule an appointment.

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