Healthcare Risk Management
June 18, 2019
By: Gregory Freeman
“From a practical standpoint, relators may be incentivized to wait years to report conduct in order to increase potential recovery on their claims, says Damaris L. Medina, JD, shareholder with the Buchalter law firm in Los Angeles.
Whistleblower attorneys may also be mistakenly emboldened in arguing that they have more leverage than before to negotiate a settlement when the government decides not to intervene in a case, basing their argument on the court’s comment that a False Claims case remains largely unchanged — except for the removal of a party — when the government doesn’t intervene, Medina says.”
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