McEldrew Young is a Philadelphia law firm representing individuals in litigation against large corporations operating around the nation/world. Our clients get the strategic advice of recognized whistleblower attorney Eric L. Young and the litigation savvy of a past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, James J. McEldrew, III.
Eric L. Young
James J. McEldrew, III
Jim McEldrew has thirty years of experience as a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney in complex litigation against tortfeasors and their insurance companies. Eric Young has represented clients reporting fraud committed by some of the largest companies in the world. During their legal careers, our attorneys have helped clients report billions of dollars in fraud to the government and recover more than $100 million in personal injury litigation. We encourage you to check out our successes and media mentions for more information.
Our lawyers primarily take on cases and clients involving personal injury, health care, securities and employment law. There is no “typical” client, though. Some of our past and current cases have involved:
- Sales reps reporting kickbacks by pharmaceutical companies
- Medical malpractice and defective drugs/medical devices.
- Injured train passengers and railroad workers.
- Accountants reporting tax evasion by corporations to the IRS.
- International whistleblowers reporting FCPA violations.
- Employees and investors reporting IPO and securities fraud to the SEC.
Our Practice Areas
We represent employees in litigation against both local employers and multinational corporations. Our whistleblower clients are usually dedicated employees who discover fraud against the government by health care companies, banks, government contractors or other large corporations.
The head of our whistleblower practice, Eric Young, has been helping individuals report fraud, tax evasion and other violations of federal and state laws for over a decade. In an era of limited government resources to investigate and prosecute large corporations, Eric has repeatedly convinced government agencies to investigate and act based on evidence from his clients.
Eric found success representing health care whistleblowers early in his legal career. With the 1986 False Claims Act amendments still in their infancy, Eric was involved in two of the largest lawsuits under the nation’s leading whistleblower law. As Congress has approved rewards for reporting lawbreakers in additional areas, he has expanded his practice to include IRS, SEC and now NHTSA whistleblowers.
In 2014, Eric joined forces with trial lawyer Jim McEldrew. Eric recognized that defendants are taking more False Claims Act lawsuits to the brink of trial and that the right trial team was needed to complement his experience in the field. Jim’s extensive medical knowledge, health care contacts and trial experience provided his clients that resource. Eric and Jim have since guided a qui tam lawsuit over violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute by a pharmaceutical company to a $54 million settlement on behalf of their clients.
We appreciate the opportunity to evaluate your case and are selective in our decision to undertake legal representation. We expect that you will have many questions about the process, including matters regarding confidentiality, separation agreements, anti-retaliation protections, and procedural matters. Every program has different rules and we will do our best to give you the information to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with reporting.
Although we are not subject matter experts in every substantive area of the law that could be reported to the government, our team members have extensive knowledge of the issues facing whistleblowers and are familiar with most of the common schemes of fraud found today. Where additional expertise is required, we consult with our industry contacts to evaluate your evidence and create a persuasive submission for the U.S. Government.
FRAUD AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Our False Claims Act lawyers have successfully represented several health care professionals reporting Medicaid and Medicare fraud to the Department of Justice and are presently litigating lawsuits involving violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute (and other theories) against some of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We are prepared to represent qui tam relators in health care cases involving fraud by home health agencies, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies and drug/device manufacturers. We will also help whistleblowers report fraud in other areas, such as mortgage fraud, customs fraud, and even misrepresentations concerning defective products sold through government contracts.
SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES FRAUD
Congress authorized the SEC and CFTC to pay rewards for information that results in monetary sanctions in 2010. Since that time, our SEC whistleblower attorneys have helped investment professionals and other employees report numerous violations of federal securities laws, including ponzi schemes, offering fraud, market manipulation, and FCPA violations.
TAX EVASION / IRS
Eric Young is one of the top IRS whistleblower attorneys for reporting tax evasion and noncompliance to the Government. He has successfully represented several tax whistleblowers, including the accounting whistleblower that received the first reward under section 7623(b).
UNSAFE CARS / NHTSA
In December 2015, the FAST Act authorized the Transportation Department to pay auto industry employees rewards for information concerning delayed recalls of motor vehicle safety defects and other regulatory noncompliance. Although the rules have not been completed yet, our lawyers are ready to assist with reporting defective cars now.
There are other federal and state laws that offer rewards and anti-retaliation protections to discrete groups of people, including those reporting mortgage fraud, ocean dumping and insurance fraud. For more information, please check out our webpage for whistleblowers.
FALSE CLAIMS ACT
OUR PHILADELPHIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS FIGHT FOR VICTIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS AND WORKPLACE INJURIES.
We represent families injured by a health care practitioner’s failure to diagnose an illness, surgical error, prescription mistake, malpractice during pregnancy or nursing home neglect. When a doctor’s treatment of a patient falls below accepted standards of medical practice, the victim and their family needs a team of lawyers and medical experts working on their behalf. Jim McEldrew and the trial lawyers at McEldrew Young have helped clients receive millions of dollars of compensation for their injuries due to the negligence of physicians, nurses and hospitals. We’re ready to examine the medical records to determine whether you have a case and to find well-respected medical experts that will testify to the negligence in court. Whether your family is now grieving the loss of a family member due to wrongful death or has a lifetime of medical expenses to care for someone following the medical error, our team will work hard to make sure your family gets the compensation they deserve.. The statute of limitations in medical malpractices cases is surprisingly short – just two years – so do not delay in contacting us.
We also handle cases involving unsafe drugs and defective medical devices. Thousands of individuals are injured every year due to the misconduct of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. If a company misrepresents the safety or efficacy of their product to the Food and Drug Administration or consumers, untold numbers of patients will be harmed. We represent both whistleblowers reporting these problems to the U.S. Government as well as patients who have been harmed as a result of the misleading information put out by these medical companies.
Catastrophic commercial truck, car, bus and train accidents require lawyers, like ours, with experience in complex medical cases and accident reconstruction. If you are seriously injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle or public transportation in Philadelphia, you need attorneys that are familiar with both the law of transportation accidents as well as have an understanding of the medical treatments that are involved in brain, back and spinal cord injuries. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to go head to head against the insurance companies and their lawyers to get you and your family the money that you are entitled to for the injuries that you have suffered.