Delivering Defense Against Health Care Fraud

Whether you are a doctor, nurse or surgeon or represent an entire hospital, charges of fraud carry the potential of serious and lasting penalties, including life in prison. Our firm, Landrum & Shouse LLP, is deeply experienced in representing clients in both state and federal courts. Our efforts have earned 17 of our lawyers the most prestigious rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, demonstrating an unrivaled commitment to ethical practice and skill even in high-profile trials.

We Provide Strong Defense Against An Array Of Health Care Fraud Charges

Health care fraud entails much more than inaccurate bills sent to Medicare and Medicaid. At its most basic level, the crime occurs when a government-sponsored entity or private insurance company knowingly engages in a scheme to defraud any benefit program or makes false statements or promises for monetary gain. Our white collar crime defense attorneys handle these scenarios as well as ones involving:

  • Kickbacks or bribes in exchange for medical services
  • False claims to the government for equipment or medical services that were unnecessary or not provided to a patient
  • Selling or overprescribing prescription drugs
  • Successful or unsuccessful conspiracies to commit health care fraud
  • Wiring communications or sending mail with the purpose of cheating someone else out of money

These allegations can result in up to 20 years of imprisonment, fines and permanent destruction of a person's reputation. For these reasons, it is critical to work with a defense team with proven experience.

Representing You With

Although we are most effective in the investigation stage of a case, our firm is able to assist in all phases of a health care fraud case in Lexington or Louisville, Kentucky. Having served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, R. Kent Westberry is undaunted even when his clients are in the headlines. When the stakes are high, we deliver the highest-quality defense.

Advocating For You

Regardless of the type of adversity you face or legal implications of your case, trust our team to represent you with a confident, results-oriented approach. Reach us by phone at 859-554-4038 in Lexington, 502-589-7616 in Louisville and toll free at 888-322-2505. You can also learn more and arrange an initial consultation using our online form.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.