Miami Whistleblower Attorney

What is a
Whistleblower?

Whistleblowers are private citizens who bring legal charges against companies or individuals committing fraud against the United States government. Whistleblower cases occur when someone tries to “blow the whistle” on those who knowingly cheat the government by the fraudulent use of public funds. In doing so, whistleblowers help the government recover billions of dollars in losses.

The cost of fraud in the U.S. is staggering – upwards of hundreds of millions of dollars every year – and the United States government and taxpayers are all paying for it.

It Takes Courage to Expose Fraud

We are inspired by citizens who are ready to come forth and stop wrongdoing. Our Florida whistleblower attorneys are here to help you with sound legal advice and the skills, experience, and tenacity to help you fight for what is right.

If you have firsthand knowledge that a company or organization is defrauding the government through false claims, contact our Florida whistleblower attorneys to discuss your options for bringing a whistleblower lawsuit.

Whistleblowing – also known as a qui tam action – typically begins when an employee in the workplace notices that something is not being done as it should.

  • The hospital bookkeeper discovers two sets of books reporting into the Medicare Program – one for internal use (marked “confidential”) and one to report to the government.
  • An employee, responsible for the testing of components used in military aircraft, becomes aware that required quality assurance tests are being falsified.
  • The pharmaceutical sales rep discovers the illegal practice of offering financial kickback to physicians in exchange for the preferential prescribing of certain company drugs.

Whistleblowers, also referred to as “relators,” may be any private citizen, including former employees, subcontractors, or competitors.

The False Claims Act – Protection and Reward for Whistleblowers

It is vital that people who know about the misuse of federal dollars step forward to put an end to the corruption. As Florida whistleblower attorneys, we understand that the fear of whistleblower retaliation keeps many people silent. There are powerful protections and incentives in place for people with knowledge of these wrongdoings that allow them to file qui tam actions in the government’s name.

The False Claims Act and similar state laws protect those who report fraud against the government. The Act also provides financial incentives for citizens to hire attorneys and come forward, awarding whistleblowers a share of the proceeds – between 15 and 30% of the government’s total recovery through qui tam litigation.

What Our Clients Say

I, and my whole family, feel that we are blessed that RWB represented us during the most tragic time of our lives. They helped facilitate the legal process in a very professional manner. I always felt their support and protection. I have no words as to how satisfied I am not only with their legal services but also with the case results.

Yo, y toda mi familia, nos senitmos muy benedicidos que ésta firma de RWB nos representaron en un tiempo muy trájico en mi vida. Ellos me ayudaron con el proceso legal muy profesionalmente y muy humanamente. Siempre sentí que ellos me apollaban y me protegían y yo quedé muy satisfecho con los servicios legales y los resultados de mi caso.
RWB Client
I feel very fortunate that my family was able to work with Ratzan Weissman & Boldt as our attorneys during our family’s case. Throughout our case they treated our family with sensitivity, respect and kindness. Going through a malpractice lawsuit can be very emotional on a family, and they always understood and supported us. We never questioned any of the process because we knew they had our family’s very best interest at heart and wanted justice for our son. RWB Client
What I liked most [about working with RWB] was the way in which Stuart embraced us, the way in which he made us feel welcomed and that we were the only clients he had. You just got that feeling, you came to the office or you called him he was never too busy, he was never not available. Every single question he would ask you for your decision, he would want to clarify things, he was constantly back and forth telling you what the next steps were-totally transparent, there was not one decision he made without asking for your opinion. RWB Client
I cannot express my gratitude enough to my attorney Stuart Ratzan for representing me in my case. Mr. Ratzan and everyone his firm were kind and understanding about what I was going through. They held my hand through the whole process and really made everything as easy as possible. Stuart Ratzan did not just represent me, he defended me and not just the case. He made me feel that he really cared about me as a person, and understood what I went through. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that Stuart Ratzan and his firm gave their all to obtain a fair compensation for me. I believe they are the best at what they do. RWB Client
I was blessed to find Ratzan Law Group for my case. From my first phone call to that office up until the end of my case, I felt lucky to have such a strong team on my side fighting for justice for me. They truly cared about me as a person. They treated me like family. Ratzan and his firm are patient and explain the process to you as you go along. When I didn’t have a ride to get to the office, they had a driver pick me up. It was so comforting to know that they were taking care of me, taking the burden off my shoulders. I had no doubt in my mind that God put me in the right hands. I will always be grateful and thankful for Ratzan and his team for protecting me, guiding me, and representing me in the hardest time of my life. RWB Client
During the worst time in my life, and after losing my son, the Ratzan team embraced me and my family. They actually became my family. I received excellent, professional and warm support from them to which I am very grateful. RWB Client
I remember the deposition [where] one of the [defense] lawyers asked me "how much money would satisfy you"? This is really not about money and it wasn't about money for Stuart, I realized that - it was really about justice. This is what the trial afforded us - going through the process and getting justice. RWB Client
The first takeaway for me [when it comes to my experience working with RWB] was Stuart's need to understand who we were and what my family was about. He actually came to the island [my home] for about three days to visit to get to know who my Son's friends were. He met his Godmother, he went to my Son's school, and we went to the cemetery to see the grave. To me, that was unbelievable, that an attorney would want to be part of who we were to really understand who it was that he was fighting for. RWB Client
I was extremely satisfied with the offices of RWB. They obtained a successful recovery for my accident. I felt they cared about me and really wanted to help me. They fought for justice to be fair compensation for the negligence I experienced.

Yo quedé muy satisfecho con la representación del bufete de Ratzan. Ellos adquieron un buen resultado para Mi accidente. Yo me sentí que ellos realmente querián aydarme a recibir un monto justo para el Los daños que me occurrieron.
RWB Client
At one of the most uncertain times in our lives, we reached out to Ratzan law firm. They helped us uncover the truth and fought for our son so that he could get the care he needed due to medical negligence. Ratzan and Weissman were responsive and attentive to our case and working with them, on behalf of our son, was positive and rewarding. RWB Client
What I learned from the case over the period of about 2-3 years that it took, when I felt sometimes that I just wanted to give up and forget about it- there were too many things, what I came to learn is that the process and the extent of the investigations, the research that was done, the experts that were brought in, it gave me a full sense of what really happened with my Son that night. That brings me a lot of comfort, that I got to know exactly what happened and we got justice. RWB Client
Stuart [Ratzan] and his firm, and I'm adding his firm - not just Stuart - every single member of his staff treated me and my family, or whoever talked to him on my behalf as if they were just...family. Every single member of his staff - and that has gone on, it didn't just end when the case ended, it still continues, our relationship with the firm. RWB Client
Mr. Ratzan took on my case and helped me finalize a fair amount of compensation for me and my girls. I can’t thank him enough. He and his firm fought relentlessly to obtain a successful result and they really care about their clients. I was extremely satisfied with his representation for my case. RWB Client
Top Case Results

Our Florida Attorneys Represent Qui Tam Whistleblowers Nationwide

The government depends upon the involvement of its citizens to expose wrongdoers. Whistleblower cases are actions of good citizenship. Over 80% of qui tam cases currently investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice were initiated by whistleblowers.

At Ratzan Weissman & Boldt, we support and fight for the people, alongside the government, who come forth to expose fraud. Our firm is based in Miami, Florida, yet our attorneys assist people throughout the U.S. in whistleblowing cases.

Examples of Fraudulent Practices

  • Medicare fraud
  • Medicaid fraud
  • Government contractor fraud
  • Medical fraud
  • Medical insurance fraud
  • Pharmaceutical fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Social Security fraud
  • Food safety violations
  • Violations of workplace safety
  • Violations of environmental safety
  • Misuse of government grants

Find Out If You Have a Case

To properly evaluate your claim, you need help. If you are ready to step forward about your knowledge of false claims and stop fraud against the government, please contact the Florida whistleblower attorneys at Ratzan Weissman & Boldt.

We will examine the facts of your case to determine if you have a valid qui tam claim. We will provide you with the legal counsel you need in order to make a fully informed determination of your options.

If your case has merit, we will file the lawsuit under seal to protect your confidentiality. The government will review the case and decide whether to investigate it themselves. If they choose not to, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt may pursue your case independently.

Retaliation for Whistleblowing

Ratzan Weissman & Boldt is proud to help individuals who have suffered punitive actions by an employer after speaking out about violations of the law at their workplace.

If your employer has subjected you to any form of retaliation for whistleblowing such as wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, threats, or any other employment retaliation action after you reported or protested unlawful conduct, please contact us. Our consultations are strictly confidential, and you are never under any obligation.

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