• Posts by Carlos Urzua
    Senior Associate

    Carlos Urzua is a senior associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP's Santa Monica office. His areas of practice include products liability, mass torts, professional negligence, wrongful death, and environmental tort, all on ...

Healthcare Schemers Cannot Hide Behind the First-to-File Doctrine 

With a greater demand to access for healthcare services also comes the need for reliable and honest physicians and healthcare facilities. Unfortunately, throughout the country healthcare kickback schemes are becoming more prominent in the healthcare system.

Kickbacks are incentives, usually bribes or anything of value, paid to a physician or healthcare facility to induce the referral of items or services reimbursable by Medicare, Medi-Cal or private insurers. Now more than ever, whistleblowers are encouraged to exercise their duty and right to disclose fraudulent or wrongful conduct.

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