Medical Industry

When you think of lawsuits in the medical industry, some of the first you might think of are medical malpractice lawsuits. What is potentially more threatening, and more insidious, however, are crimes associated with healthcare fraud. In recent years, the government has begun cracking down on medical professionals, including pharmacists, for committing healthcare fraud. Some of the crimes frequently prosecuted are illegal billing under the False Claims Act (for either Medicaid or private health companies), overpricing or manipulating the price of drugs, and bribing doctors.