Whistleblower Recieves $176,000 in Cochlear Case

$176,000 was just paid to qui tam whistleblower who filed a lawsuit against Cochlear Americas on behalf of the federal government. Whistleblower Brenda March filed the lawsuit as the company allegedly paid illegal remuneration to health care providers as an incentive to sell Cochlear devices.

The total settlement with Cochlear Americas was worth $880,000. The defendant company is a subsidiary of the Australian company Cochlear Limited.

March originally filed using provision in the Anti-Kickback Act and False Claims Act, saying that the company was clearly paying kickbacks to physicians who sold Cochlear devices to Medicare and Medicaid patients.

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