Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2023, 5:49 PM

Labcorp to Pay $19 Million in Whistleblowers’ Blood Draw Case

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings will pay $19 million under a settlement to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by participating in a scheme to bill Medicare for blood drawing services that included kickbacks to doctors, according to a Monday press release.

The settlement between the company and whistleblowers Scarlett Lutz and Kayla Webster was initially announced in November 2022 with an order by Judge Richard M. Gergel of the US District Court for the District of South Carolina dismissing the 10-year suit, although details about the deal weren’t provided in that order. Trial had been ...