Health Care Fraud
According to a recent federal report, Medicare fraud in South Florida exceeds $2.5 billion. Recently, the United States Department of Justice cited South Florida as the Medicare fraud capital of the United States and in an address to Congress, the President vowed that rooting out Medicare fraud will be a priority of the Department of Justice. It is clear that law enforcement will dramatically increase and so too will the potential for overzealous and overreaching prosecution that will involve unsuspecting medical professionals.
Too often an unsuspecting medical professional does not recognize the potential for potential state and federal violations during the course of their practice. The laws may be confusing and are constantly changing, leaving physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, nurses and health care organizations vulnerable to criminal investigations and serious charges related to:
- Improper Solicitation of Patients
- Inappropriate contact with patients
- Insurance Fraud
- Internet Pharmacy
- Medicare / Medicaid Fraud
- Over prescribing controlled medication
- Tax Fraud
Even minor violations can result in significant fines, imprisonment and professional sanctions including the loss of your professional license! When confronted with these charges, it is important to remember that the stakes are high – incarceration is always a possibility with strict sentencing guidelines and no parole. If retained before charges are filed, James Gailey can work toward avoiding these charges.
Your choice of legal representation will be extremely important – Miami criminal defense lawyer James Gailey has substantial experience helping medical professionals and health care organizations navigate the criminal justice system and will vigorously defend your rights during criminal investigations and trial, and in professional regulatory proceedings.