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Medstar Health $35 Million Whistleblower Kickback Settlement

The Department of Justice announced that it reached a whistleblower kickback settlement under the False Claims Act with Medstar Health. Hospital Kickback Allegations Medstar Health Inc. and its fellow defendants are hospitals and medical centers. The allegations revolve around kickbacks. While kickbacks in many industries are legal, they are not in the healthcare industry. The Anti-Kickback Statute makes it…

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Covidien Settles False Claims Act Case for $13 million

Case Name: United States ex rel. Doe v. Covidien et al. Court: Eastern District Pennsylvania Settlement Amount: $13,000,000 Covidien LP (“Defendant”) agreed to pay $13 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by qui tam lawyer Shauna Itri on behalf of her client in November 2015. The doctor fraud lawsuit alleges that the Defendant used a post-market registry to pay…

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