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U.S. and State of Washington Sue MultiCare Health System on claims filed by Gilbert Law Firm on behalf of the Government

By January 30, 2024No Comments

Contact: Bill Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Firm
Email: bill@wagilbert.com
Cell: 509-710-6554

In 2022, the Gilbert Law Firm filed a class action lawsuit and an individual lawsuit naming MultiCare Health Systems and Dr. Jason Dreyer, D.O. as defendants, alleging medical negligence, fraud and RICO violations. In April, 2022, the Gilbert Law Firm also filed a False Claims Act (Qui Tam) action under seal in Federal District Court naming MultiCare Health Systems and Dr. Jason Dreyer, D.O. as defendants and asserting claims that the defendants committed medicare and medicaid fraud.

The case evolves out of a scheme precipitated by Dr. Jason Dreyer to increase his production bonus income. MultiCare spine surgeons are paid on a production bonus salary structure.

For several years, Dr. Dreyer conducted unnecessary and overly complex spine surgeries without appropriate indication for the surgeries to increase his salary.

MultiCare was aware of Dr. Dreyer’s propensity to perform these surgeries and ignored the issue because it benefited from the overly complex and unnecessary surgeries. As a result of this pattern and practice of negligent, violative, unethical, and fraudulent treatment, hundreds of patients have been permanently harmed. These facts are the focal point of the Government’s claims, as well as the class action filed by the Gilbert Law Firm.

Now, with the help of the Gilbert Law Firm, the United States and the State of Washington are seeking reimbursement for the fraud committed by Dr. Dreyer and MultiCare for knowingly endangering patients and fraudulently billing for Dr. Dreyer’s spinal surgery procedures.

The class action lawsuit is still underway, with more victims joining as the case progresses. Attorney Bill Gilbert is available for comment upon request. Contact information is listed above.

More about The Gilbert Law Firm:

Bill Gilbert knows that some events transform our lives irreparably. For Bill, once the fight for justice begins, winning is the only option on the table. Bill has a reputation as a tenacious litigator and is known for taking on and winning cases that other lawyers refuse to take. Bill has helped clients faced with the most difficult times in their life, and his successes have made an impact beyond his clients’ individual interests, forcing changes and having a positive impact on society at large.

Contact: Bill Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Firm
Email: bill@wagilbert.com
Cell: 509-710-6554

Lawyers who listen.

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