Orlando Whistleblower Attorney
Federal False Claims Act cases can take years to resolve and damages may be up to three times the government’s losses plus penalties for each false claim. A whistleblower’s reward is contingent on a number of factors. If the government intervenes and recovers funds, the whistleblower is entitled to 15 percent to 25 percent of the recovery.
Hiring a former Assistant U.S. Attorney or federal prosecutor who is familiar with the process can be of considerable benefit when it comes to qui tam or False Claims Act cases. Attorney Dan Eckhart successfully handled False Claims Act cases as both an Assistant U.S. Attorney and private attorney. He was counsel for the whistleblowers in United States ex rel. Brown et al v. Associates in Dermatology, et al., No. 6-13-cv-01773 (M.D.Fla. 2014), who alleged health care fraud and other claims. The defendant settled the case for $3 million with $500,000 awarded to the whistleblowers. Attorney Dan Eckhart was also involved in the return of a $12.5 million dollar jury verdict against the Florida Baptist Convention for the negligent hiring and supervision of a minister who sexually assaulted a 13 year-old boy. C.E. v. Myers, et al., No. 2007 CA 1353 (5th Cir. 2014).
Leverage an Experienced Whistleblower Attorney
While there is certainly no guarantee you will achieve the same results as the cases referenced above or whether the government will intervene in your case, it makes sense to engage an attorney who is familiar with the federal and state whistleblower or qui tam process.
Attorney Dan Eckhart leverages his experience as a federal prosecutor to help build the strongest strategic defense possible for his clients. He will fight relentlessly to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome for your future. Call us at 352.255.5004 or use the form on our website to contact us and get started on your defense.