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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jan 27, 2015 - Class Action by |

Whistleblowing Continues To Be A Success

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Whistleblowers are individuals or groups that report about possible wrongdoings of a particular organization or company. Often times, whistleblowing involves an employee reporting employer misconduct that is illegal, unethical, or against public policy. Approximately 1400 whistleblowers have filed qui tam lawsuits in the last two years, and have […]

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Jan 26, 2015 - Class Action by |

2015: The Year of IRS Phone Scams

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Before filing your 2015 tax returns, all taxpayers should prevent themselves from succumbing to fraudulent phone scams. There have been a number of cases where individuals have received calls from representatives claiming to be employees from the IRS (Internal Revenue Services) According to the TIGTA, (Treasury Inspector General […]

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Residents’ Bill of Rights

In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Law passed through the federal government, issuing a standard “bill of rights” for all elderly residents of nursing homes across the country. While these rights can help older residents who may fear financial or physical abuse in a nursing home, they are not widely […]

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Jan 16, 2015 - Elder Abuse by |

Elder Abuse Is Not Strictly Physical

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER When it comes to elder abuse, oftentimes, one might think that it is purely physical. However, the elder population also fall prey to financial abuse. It is important to break the misconception that senior citizens only experience financial abuse from strangers. In fact, most elder financial abuse cases […]

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Jan 8, 2015 - Class Action by |

Sticky Situation For Doctors And The Stark Law

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Stark Law prevents doctors from receiving kickbacks by referring Medicare and Medicaid patients for designated health services (DHS.) Referrals for DHS include physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, computerized axial tomography scans, ultrasounds, radiation services, and such. This law however, contains exceptions. Doctors may refer patients for physician […]

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