Whistleblower Protection – The North Carolina False Claims Act protects whistleblowers from retaliation by employers and allows whistleblowers to receive a percent of any recovery.
The North Carolina False Claims Act empowers whistleblowers to file “qui tam” lawsuits on behalf of the state and against defendants who have defrauded government programs. Qui tam claims are filed under seal, meaning in secrete, to allow the government to opportunity to investigate and decide whether to intervene.
Whistleblower Award: If the North Carolina Attorney General intervenes in the case, a whistleblower may receive up to 25 percent of any recovery. Damages under the NC FCA are trebled and included fines between $5,500 to $11,000 for each violation of the act.
The statute of limitations requires complaints to be filed within 10 years of the date on which to violation occurred.
One of the most common types of cases under the North Carolina False Claims Act are cases involving Medicaid Fraud. Miller Law Group has extensive experience representing whistleblowers, called relators under the Act, for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud. Our clients have included: nurses, nursing assistance, office managers, office assistants, certified coders, doctors, and hospital staff.
If you are considering becoming a whistleblower, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation or call 919-348-4361.
North Carolina Whistleblower Lawyer for Medicaid & Medicare Fraud