Burr & Forman Successfully Represents Qui Tam Plaintiff in Fraudulent Billing Case
Andrew Melling, a Burr & Forman Partner in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina office, has successfully represented a qui tam plaintiff in a Federal False Claims Act case that saw VirtoOx, Inc., a Medicare approved Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility, agree to pay $3,150,000.00 to resolve allegations that it submitted or caused to be submitted false claims to Medicare for reimbursement.
Burr & Forman represented the whistleblower in the case, Amber Watt. Her lawsuit was filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, which permits private individuals to sue on behalf of the government for false claims and to share in any recovery. After skillful representation by Burr & Forman’s Andrew Melling, the whistleblower will be awarded $630,000.00 in connection with the settlement.
Partner Andrew Melling has built his career as a litigator with a focus on commercial and health care matters. He is experienced in representing qui tam plaintiffs, having obtained one of the largest False Claims Act recoveries in South Carolina on behalf of his client.
To read a press release about the settlement, click here.
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