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Yearly Archives: 2014

Mar 10, 2014 - False Claims by |

Federal Whistleblower Complaints Can Be Filed Online

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversees certain whistleblower programs.  There are twenty two whistleblower statutes covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Whistleblowers are now able to file complaints online.  This provides another way for whistleblowers that have been retaliated against […]

Mar 10, 2014 - Assisted Living by |

Missing Dementia Patient Found Dead

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER On February 15, 2014 a 74 year-old dementia patient went missing from an assisted living facility in California.  Police asked for the help of the public in locating the man.  Approximately one week later the body of the man was discovered.  Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for patients […]

Mar 3, 2014 - Caregiver by |

Caregivers for the Elderly Can Become Abusive

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregivers for the elderly are sometimes abusive.  Doctors who work for Adult Protective Services have seen many cases of abuse and neglect.  According to the 1985 Elder Abuse Prevention, Identification and Treatment Act, abuse is defined as “willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or cruel punishment with […]

Feb 27, 2014 - Caregiver by |

California State Regulators Hold Hearings Regarding Assisted Living Issues

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER There were legislative hearings recently regarding assisted living concerns in California.  Lawmakers were told that complaints to the Department of Public Health and Social Services about assisted living facilities are being closed without proper investigation.  Advocates claimed that penalties against violators are weak and take a long time […]

Feb 26, 2014 - Elder Abuse by |

Financial Fraud Warnings

Consumer fraud that targets Americans aged 65 and older is a problem that gets bigger and more elaborate every year, and 2014 appears to be no different. Each year, fake corporations, false advertisements, and fraudsters bilk older Californians out of billions of dollars. All types of consumer fraud aimed at […]

Feb 24, 2014 - False Claims by |

False Claims Case Settles for $6.5 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A recent federal whistleblower case has been settled for $6.5 million.  Vector Planning and Services Inc. is an information technology, program management, and consulting firm that does business with the government.  The company was accused of inflating claims for payment under Navy contracts.  The allegations were made in […]

Feb 24, 2014 - Elder Abuse by |

Elder Abuse Hurts Families

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER This is the time of year that people think about their relationships with their partners and family members.  Unfortunately, sometimes abuse is part of the family dynamic.  The cycle of violence is hurtful and hard to break.  Problems can occur when a child that was abused becomes the […]

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