Steve Grover has assisted over 50 whistleblowers through the years. Here are a few of the most interesting cases:
The Grover Whistleblower Law Firm and two clients recently made history by spearheading one of the first successful False Claims Act lawsuit against a private equity firm. The whistleblowers--former employees of compounding pharmacy Patient Care America (PCA)--alleged that PCA and private equity firm Riordan Lewis & Haden engaged in an elaborate kickback scheme to generate referrals of prescriptions for expensive and medically unnecessary pain creams and scar creams which were reimbursed by TRICARE, the federal health program for members of the U.S. military and their families. Under the settlement, the defendants agreed to pay $21.75 million. This result has placed private equity firms on notice that they can face False Claims Act liability when they participate in the operations of a company that defrauds the government. Click HERE for a 2021 article from Modern Healthcare discussing the case.
A client of the Grover Whistleblower Law Firm alleged that her former employer, GAMBRO Healthcare Laboratory Services, Inc., defrauded Medicare by billing for laboratory testing for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients that was not performed, was medically unnecessary, or was double-billed. The case settled for $3 million in less than 6 months.
The Grover Whistleblower Law Firm represented two clients who alleged that Donald Proctor, M.D., a plastic surgeon in Vero Beach, Florida, performed medically unnecessary Mohs surgeries (skin cancer procedures) on thousands of elderly patients. The case settled for $4 million and Dr. Proctor agreed to exclusion from federal programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, for 5 years.