Firm Settles $193 Million Qui Tam Whistleblower Suit




Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions has agreed to pay $193 million to settle claims that it engaged in illegal off-label marketing of its pain relief medication, Lidoderm. The company will pay $172 million to several states and the federal government to resolve whistleblower claims brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and it will pay $21 million in criminal forfeiture and fines under a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, according to releases from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Endo Health Solutions. Plaintiffs Counsel: John R. Newcomer Jr., James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich, Tampa, Fla., for Ryan; W.Scott Simmer, Blank Rome, Washington, D.C., for Weathersby; Phillip D. Barber and David Randolph Smith, David Randolph Smith & Associates, Nashville, Tenn., for Dhillon [1] 

Is your employer defrauding the government?
Are you a former employee with information about fraud?
Are you a victim of fraud?

For nearly 150 years, the civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) has been a valuable instrument in the government’s efforts to combat fraud and protect the public treasury.

Do you have a whistleblower complaint? Click here to contact us for a confidential case review.


[1] For more information click here.

Over $500 Million
Recovered Since 1993

We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You

We are known for getting life-changing results and fighting to make our communities safer.

Why Choose Us As Your  Attorneys?

With us on your side, you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

Decades Of Experience

Decades Of Experience

Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation

DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.

Small Case Volume

Small Case Volume

Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

We Prepare For Trial

We Prepare For Trial

Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.

What to Expect

Our Legal Services Are Completely Personalized To You And Your Unique Needs

01  Free Consultation

Our top-rated Tennessee personal injury lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.

02  Personalized Service

If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.

03  You Get Paid

We are passionate about the success of your case and will give it the close attention and focus it deserves. We find solutions that other lawyers miss, discovering key facts that help you win. We call upon our gifts in storytelling to argue your case with passion and conviction so you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

What Our Clients Say