Orlando, Florida Pharmacy Fraud Defense Lawyers
Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply Fraud
The Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, a Professional Association, has experience representing on-line pharmacies, and durable medical supply companies charged with health care fraud. Increasingly, state and federal authorities, as well as private insurance companies, are scrutinizing the distribution of drugs and billing of Medicare and Medicaid for medications or medical equipment.
Based in Orlando, Florida, we represent individual health care workers and corporations statewide and nationwide. Contact our pharmacy fraud defense lawyers immediately at 407.401.7224 or 866.784.0023 if you have been questioned, audited, or charged in connection with such an investigation.
Mark L. Horwitz is a certified criminal trial specialist with over 30 years of experience as a defense attorney and former prosecutor. Our team draws on decades of experience to help clients avert prosecution or defend themselves against a wide range of allegations and related civil lawsuits:
- Distribution fraud (adulterated drugs, substitute drugs, or repackaging free samples for sale)
- Over-billing for medications or durable medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, adjustable beds)
- False claims for goods or services not rendered
In particular, the FBI, DEA, and FDA are cracking down on online pharmacy fraud and related crimes, charging pharmacists for distributing drugs without legitimate prescriptions or physicians for prescribing medications over the Internet without ever examining patients. Coupled with fraudulent insurance billing, this can lead to multiple counts of mail fraud or wire fraud, which carry stiff prison terms upon conviction, and sanctions against the provider's medical license/pharmacist license. Added to the potential penalties may be racketeering charges and money laundering, and possible civil fraud litigation with treble damages.
We try to get involved at the civil audit stage, working with state or federal investigators to clear up discrepancies over improper billing. We make every attempt to dissuade prosecutors from filing charges. If the indictment cannot be averted, we fiercely defend our clients at trial or skillfully negotiate the most favorable plea agreements, always with the foremost goal of avoiding prison.
Contact experienced pharmacy fraud and medical supply fraud defense lawyers at 407.401.7224 or 866.784.0023 to arrange a confidential consultation.
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