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Category: Healthcare Violations

Oct 19, 2018 - Evans Law Firm by |

California and San Francisco False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: Healthcare False Claims

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Massive Whistleblower Settlement Against Drug Company Healthcare fraud costs this country over $68 billion annually and part of that fraud is government payment for unapproved, substandard medications sold by drug manufacturers. The Department of Justice (DOJ) just settled a massive whistleblower suit against one drug company that repackaged […]

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Feb 17, 2016 - Bay Area by |

San Francisco Qui Tam Attorney: False Claims Act

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Health Care Providers seek to weaken False Claims Act Healthcare is one of the areas most frequently involved in qui tam cases, and by restricting the avenues available for prosecutors to pursue claims against nursing homes, health care facilities, and pharmaceutical companies, lobbyists hope to prevent the government […]

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Feb 3, 2016 - Bay Area by |

San Francisco Qui Tam Attorneys: Nursing Home Care

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A $125 Million Settlement Put Skilled Nursing Facilities on Notice A Qui Tam Lawsuit against the Kindred/RehabCare Nursing home company has just settled for $125 million, according to the law firm that handled the case. The claims, levied under the False Claims Act, were that nursing homes owned […]

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Dec 22, 2015 - Bay Area by |

California IRS Whistleblower Lawyer, Healthcare Fraud

Hospital in California Allegedly Involved in a Healthcare Fraud Including Kickbacks, Justice Claims $600 Million in Return ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In California, the Pacific Hospital is involved in a healthcare fraud case with an alleged $600 million in falsified billing in an eight-year period. The scheme was allegedly created by the […]

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Oct 18, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Nursing Home Reform Act was established by Congress to protect nursing home residents, especially their privacy, dignity and medical needs. It ensures they receive the care necessary for mental, physical and psychological well-being. The Nursing Home Reform Act ensures each resident will not be abused, receive improper […]

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Oct 16, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Elder Abuse in a New Guise?

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In the wake of Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the End of Life Option Act, California has become the sixth state in the US to allow physician assisted suicide. While the bill offers those in excruciating pain or discomfort the agency to end their own lives, some disability […]

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Sep 22, 2015 - Bay Area by |

Whistleblowers Rejoice at Ninth Circuit Ruling

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In a recent ruling that has implications for whistleblowers filing under the False Claims Act, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision. The ruling should lead to more whistleblowers filing qui tam lawsuits. In this case, United States ex rel. Hartpence v. Kinetic Concepts, […]

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Sep 19, 2015 - Assisted Living by |

Medicaid Discrimination at Nursing Homes

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The Nursing Home Reform Law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s Medicaid status or eligibility. Medicaid rates, however, are often much lower than those paid by Medicare and private insurance residents, which can lead to residents being treated as second-class citizens in a nursing home. Approximately two-thirds of […]

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