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Whistleblower Suit against Children’s Hospital alleges Overpayment of Doctors

All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, known for its care of sick children and annual telethons, is the focus of a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit which alleges the hospital overpaid some of its doctors in violation of federal law.  The case was profiled in this article by the Tampa Bay Times.

Barbara Schubert, who is represented by the James Hoyer Law Firm, is a former employee who worked for the hospital for more than a decade.  She brought the case forward to expose what she believes are violations of the Stark Statute.  The law is intended to prevent doctors from being tempted to do unnecessary tests and procedures as a way to repay their employer for overly generous compensation.

“The hospital, which is an important part of the community and a source of pride, made some mistakes, went beyond what the rules allow and skirted the regulations,” said James Hoyer Attorney Christopher Casper who is on the team representing Schubert. “The folks in this area deserve to know that the facility they contribute to was doing things it should not be doing.” 

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