Medical Whistleblower

The attorneys at Outten & Golden have a diverse and robust track record of counseling healthcare whistleblowers in federal and state courts. We can help you navigate through reporting, complying with an investigation, testifying, and pursuing a qui tam or retaliation claim if it is appropriate.

Whistleblower laws allow individuals to report the fraud or misconduct of an employer or business entity to the government or reporting agency without repercussion. Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are concerned with patient safety, unsafe work conditions, fraud, and other billing improprieties.

Whistleblower statutes, sometimes called anti-retaliation laws, protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers in connection with whistleblowing. The amount of time a whistleblower has to file a case varies depending on the circumstances.

Whistleblower laws forbid retaliation against employees who make good-faith reports of wrongdoing, either internally or to a government body or who assist in investigations of such misconduct, subject to limitations set by each law.