SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - An auditor is suing a Seattle health care center, alleging wrongful termination.
Felicia Cross filed a lawsuit April 29 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle against Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, alleging retaliation, wrongful termination, and unpaid wages and willfully withheld wages.
According to the suit, while working for the defendant performing compliant research billing audits, Cross engaged in the investigation and information gathering about possible Medicare fraud. The complaint states she uncovered documentation errors that billed patients for studies and procedures they had not consented to participate in.
The lawsuit states the defendant retaliated by wrongfully terminating Cross' employment Oct. 1, 2013, because she was engaging in such activity.
Cross seeks a jury trial, damages of more than $75,000, interests, attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorneys Robert Fulton of Fulton Law in Seattle and Oscar Desper of Seattle.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle Case number 2:16-CV-00631-JLR