The Courage of a Whistleblower

In recent years, whistleblowers have received greater attention. Time magazine made three whistle-blowers its “Persons of the Year” in 2002 in honor of their exposing scandals at Enron, the FBI, and WorldCom.

But for many whistleblowers, a recent New England Journal of Medicine study showed, whistleblowers pay a tremendous personal cost for their disclosures and almost 82% experienced retaliation from employers, including being harassed, blackballed, and fired.

In addition, whistleblowers face social ostracism from coworkers, and undergo stressful psychological strain.

As Mark Twain once wrote: “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.  There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.”

Whistleblowers serve an important role to both their employers and to the general public by bringing to light an employer’s ethical, or even legal, violations.  Because of this, federal and state laws exist to protect certain whistleblowers from retaliation by an outed employer.

The whole point of a whistleblower claim is to correct the actions engaged in by the institution that damage public safety, waste tax dollars, or violate the public trust in government.

In recent years, Whistleblowers have helped expose unlawful car emissions at Volkswagen. The $900 Billion-Dollar Fraud at Theranos perpetrated by Elizabeth Holmes.

Whistleblower lawsuits have recovered more than $60 billion in federal funds and helped prevent another $1 trillion in losses since 1986.

Whistleblowers also have had a long cinematic history. Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Russell Crowe and Al Pacino have all played courageous versions of real-life whistleblowers.

But In the real world, Whistleblowers, like Charles Lewis Jr, showed extraordinary courage to report the truth, and do something that was against all of his best interests.

He Reported a $150 Million dollar fraud by one of America’s largest Home healthcare providers, “Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care which had unlimited financial and legal resources to destroy his life …

…. It took guts and a determination so strong that if he hadn’t done it…. he would have never been able to live with himself.

In this new Insider Exclusive Network TV Special, “JUSTICE IN AMERICA – Whistleblower Charles Lewis’ Story” our News team goes behind the headlines to visit with Bill Hurlock, Managing Partner of Mueller Law, LLC, , and his client Charles Lewis Jr, to tell how they successfully settled the Amedisys whistleblower lawsuit by Amedisys paying $150 Million to the Federal government for violation of the False Claims Act.

Bill’s goals are Not ONLY To get Justice for his clients…but to make sure that everyone is treated with equal respect and dignity as guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States. His amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate continue to provide his clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve.

Bill Hurlock can be contacted @ Phone: (973) 233-8290 Toll Free: (800) 324-5879