ChristianaCare Agrees to Pay $47.1M to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit Claiming Kickbacks
December 21, 2023
In The News
“This is believed to be the largest False Claims Act settlement in Delaware history and the first in a series of cases that are likely to be brought against other hospitals across the nation.
‘This case involves a revolutionary legal theory,’ said Dan Miller of Walden Macht & Haran — the law firm representing the whistleblower, Ronald Sherman. ‘To my knowledge, this is the first FCA settlement — ever —based on a hospital allegedly providing private physicians with free services in the form of hospital-employed nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Any other hospital in the country that operates under the model that led to this settlement should consider changing its practices immediately, or risk a whistleblower lawsuit.’”