Settles allegations of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute
The United States Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan has announced a settlement with William Beaumont Hospital of $84.5 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit brought by our client, David Felten, M.D., Ph.D.
Surely one of the most prestigious whistleblowers in FCA history, Dr. Felten was recently listed among the “Thirty Most Influential Neuroscientists Alive Today.” Among many other honors, Dr. Felten is the lead author for Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience, and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant and two 10-year research MERIT Awards from two different National Institutes of Health. He is widely credited with creating the field of psychoneuroimmunology.
Bracker & Marcus LLC and Caplan Cobb LLP are proud to represent Dr. Felten and congratulate him, the federal government (in particular AUSAs Peter Caplan, Leslie Wizner, and Carolyn Bell-Harbin, lead investigator Jonathan Sonbay, and DOJ attorney Laurie Oberembt), and the state of Michigan for this outstanding result. In addition to the qui tam settlement, our firms continue to litigate a False Claims Act retaliation claim on his behalf. The case is captioned United States ex rel. Felten v. William Beaumont Hospitals, 2:10-cv-13440 (E.D. Mich.).
For more information on the case and settlement, please see our press release.