Brian Roark, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, is quoted regarding healthcare whistleblower lawsuits in an article on "Eight Healthcare HR Trends for 2010" for Healthleaders Media. The article by John Commins appears in the January 4, 2010 online edition.
From the article:
The government is quite serious about cracking down on fraud. Whistleblowers—and their lawyers—can collect as much as 30% of the value of the settlements, which often are in the millions of dollars. "The more that healthcare fraud waste is in the spotlight, it is going to lead to an increase in employees who see this and decide to bring a whistleblower lawsuit and it's going to urge the plaintiff's bar to be more active as well," says Brian Roark, a partner in the litigation group at Bass, Berry & Sims, a Nashville law firm.
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