U.S. ex rel. Simmons v. Meridian (M.D. Tenn.) – $5.1 Million Settlement

Case Description

Case Type: Whistleblower/Qui Tam
Company:  Meridian Surgical Partners LLC

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP won a $5.1 million qui tam settlement against Meridian Surgical Partners LLC, an investor in an Ambulatory Surgical Center (“ASC”). The whistleblower, represented by the firm and the U.S. Department of Justice, alleged that Meridian violated the federal Anti-Kickback statute and the False Claims Act by paying unlawful remuneration to ambulatory surgical center (“ASC”) owners to physicians to induce referrals of patients to ASCs.

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