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Whistleblower Receives Six Figure Reward for Kmart False Claims Act Case

By Grant Law Office on November 6, 2013

Atlanta WhistleblowerKmart Corporation will pay a settlement amount of $2,550,000 to the United States federal government and 32 states, including Georgia, for allegedly having its national pharmacy centers make false prescription claims to government health insurance programs.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, and the Office of Inspector General of Health and Human Services all joined together to make the announcement of the case’s result.

Mark Kirsch, a former Kmart pharmacist, is the whistleblower responsible for bringing the big box store company’s actions to light. Kmart would allegedly give only a portion of prescribed drugs to recipients, keep the rest of the drugs in their stock, and then turn around and bill government health care programs, such as Medicaid and Tricare, for the full amount, all actions which were in clear violation of the False Claims Act.

Kirsch will receive $309,687, a portion of the settlement amount that is rightfully his under the False Claims Act.

McQuade stated, “Cases like this one help ensure that health care program funds are used for the benefit of patients and not instead lost in bureaucracy of large pharmacies.”

Dealing with a whistleblower claim is not easy, and you’ll need help from a skilled Atlanta qui tam lawsuit attorney to ensure that the wrongful company pays for their corruption. The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. understands what is at stake in each and every whistleblower case and fight accordingly. To learn more about your case and whether you should take legal action, call us today for a free consultation at (404) 995-3955.

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