Connecticut does have a state False Claims Act; however, it only applies to cases involving Medicaid fraud. But, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services rates Connecticut’s FCA at least as strong as the federal FCA when it comes to Medicaid fraud claims. If you have a whistleblower claim, please contact us so that a lawyer may advise you about your whistleblower rights under the state FCA as well as qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act.
Connecticut Whistleblower and Qui Tam News
- Injured Pfizer Worker Blows Whistle On Unpoliced Biotech Hazards
April 4, 2012 – Becky McClain was a molecular biologist working for Pfizer Inc. when she was allegedly injured on the job after being exposed to a highly secretive virus in the company’s Groton, Connecticut, laboratories. McClain filed a number of complaints with Pfizer in an effort to address safety concerns that put both workers and the public at risk. But instead of fixing the problem, Pfizer turned its back on Ms. McClain’s complaints and fired her.
- State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Whistleblower Case
March 24, 2015 – Hartford — In a case regarding a fired UBS worker, state Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard arguments that pit the prerogative of company officials to discipline their employees against a whistleblower’s ability to bring corporate wrongdoing to light.
- Back Wages, Corrective Action Ordered For Two Connecticut Whistleblowers
December 24, 2012 – HARTFORD, CONN — Two Connecticut workers who were allegedly fired for reporting safety and health concerns to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will receive back wages and interest from their previous employers. OSHA obtained consent judgments from Connecticut’s U.S. District Court requiring the employers – Parker Medical Inc., a maker of x-ray imaging components, and a Brookfield, Conn-based dentist – to compensate the terminated employees and take other corrective actions.
- Connecticut Trucking Company Ordered To Drop Retaliatory Lawsuit Against Whistleblowers
November 1, 2013 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says it has ordered a North Branford, Conn., trucking company and its owner to withdraw a “retaliatory lawsuit” filed against two former workers after they raised safety concerns. Palumbo Trucking Inc. and owner David Palumbo must also pay $60,000 in damages and take other corrective actions, the agency said.