As we have previously reported, our law firm has represented eight states in the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) Medicaid fraud litigation. To date, Dee Miles and lawyers in the Consumer Fraud Section have tried a number of lawsuits in Alabama and Mississippi. The total amount of jury verdicts to date is $458.3 million. Last month, there was an order from Judge Hollis McGehee awarding $17.8 million in punitive damages to the State of Mississippi in the Watson case. That makes the total recovery in the Watson case for the State $30.2 million.
We have also been able to obtain settlements totaling $913 million in the eight states that we represent. While there are still negotiations ongoing in some states, most of the AWP litigation has been completed. There are still trials to be done in Mississippi, Kansas and Utah. The total amount of the jury verdicts and settlements to date are $1,388,800,000.
During the AWP litigation, our firm uncovered other fraudulent activity occurring in the Medicaid arena. We are continuing to work with the attorneys general in the states we have been representing on these new issues in an effort to halt the continuing abuses that are crippling many state Medicaid programs. We consider it not only an honor to represent these states, but also a privilege as lawyers to be able to provide help to a program that cares for our country’s most needy citizens. We are willing to assist even more states in addressing these important problems and hope that we will be called on to do so.
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