December 06, 2004
A whistle blower lawsuit brought by a former Gambro Healthcare medical officer has resulted in a settlement of over $350 million. The suit alleged that the operator of renal dialysis clinics paid kickbacks to physicians and made false statements to obtain reimbursement for unnecessary tests and services.
Steven Bander, the whistle blower, will receive a portion of the recovery under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.
The settlement was announced by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri in a December 2, 2004 press release.