Aware of false statements made to secure research funding?
If you are aware of any false statements made in any grant application to obtain government funding, including from the NIH, a lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the government to recover these funds. Individuals that “blow the whistle” on this illegal conduct can receive a material portion of the recovery, often 15 to 30 percent of the amount recovered.
A widely publicized example involves Duke University in which a biologist, working through his attorney, brought a claim that NIH, EPA and other federal agency grants totaling around $100 million were obtained using doctored data. Based on this claim, Duke University paid $112.5 million to settle the lawsuit. The biologist whistleblower personally received $33.7 million of this amount for coming forward and the remainder was retained by the government.
Contact us today if you are aware of any false representation to obtain any government funding, state or federal.