If you’re a Los Angeles- or Southern California-based physician, pain management specialist, pharmacist, nurse, or chiropractor, and you receive a grand jury subpoena or are contacted by a federal agent for a healthcare fraud investigation, your whole career is at stake.
You could be facing more than just hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and decades of prison time. You also could lose your license. Your business and personal property could be in forfeiture.
Everything you’ve worked so hard for could be swept away.
This situation has become all too common in Southern California. Considering the diversity and density of populations in and around Los Angeles, the region is fertile ground for federal healthcare fraud prosecutions. It has one of the highest rates of federal healthcare fraud indictments in the country — so much so that, since 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has operated a “strike force” to prosecute healthcare fraud in and around L.A.
Healthcare fraud — including Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, and TRICARE fraud — has been the main target of federal prosecutors in recent years. That focus has led prosecutors to charge weaker cases, while hoping that overwhelmed defendants and inexperienced attorneys will fail to see those weaknesses.
Only a Los Angeles healthcare fraud defense attorney who has focused his/her practice on this complex, ever-changing area of law is qualified to provide the best representation in a healthcare fraud case.
That’s why so many Los Angeles healthcare providers have the criminal healthcare lawyers from Chapman Law Group on their side.
Because we have honed our expertise in defending providers against healthcare fraud charges by obtaining pretrial dismissals, not-guilty verdicts, and beneficial plea agreements in federal courts across the U.S.
We have a unique depth of knowledge of the investigating agencies, their methods of operations, and their weaknesses. We have the tools needed to get the best results for providers accused of Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and insurance carrier fraud.
We know what it takes to win even the most complex healthcare fraud case — because healthcare law is all we do.
As part of our service to you, even before you contact us, we want to help make sense of what healthcare fraud is all about, how investigations take place, and the paths cases can go.