Category Archives: Whistleblower

Whistleblowing Staffer Claims Hospital Center Dangerously Understaffed

A senior staffer with knowledge of the Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Center at the Prince George’s Hospital Center claimed severe understaffing is endangering patients’ lives while hospital operator Dimensions Healthcare has done little to solve the problem. “Signs and … Continue reading

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Lifecare Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $145 Million

Life Care Centers of America Inc. (Life Care) and its owner, Forrest L. Preston, have agreed to pay $145 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that Life Care violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities … Continue reading

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Tenet Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $513 Million

A major U.S. hospital chain, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and two of its Atlanta-area subsidiaries will pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States and to pay kickbacks in … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Improper Patient Transfers

A Los Angeles nursing home and two physicians who worked at the facility have paid $3,563,140 to resolve civil allegations that they participated in a scheme to improperly transfer patients recruited from the “Skid Row” district to a hospital for … Continue reading

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Couple Sentenced to Prison for Forging Diagnostic Tests

A Rockaway couple will spend years in federal prison after being sentenced Tuesday for forging physicians’ signatures on at least 10,500 MRIs, ultrasounds, echocardiograms and other diagnostic tests that the physicians never saw. Kirtish N. Patel, 54, and his wife, … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Alleges Kickbacks Paid to Doctors

Atrium Medical to Pay $11.5 Million Settlement in False Claims Case Hudson-based Atrium Medical Corp. has agreed to an $11.5 million settlement with former sales representative and whistle blower Esther Grace Sullivan over claims it paid improper kickbacks to doctors … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Suit Against Tenet to Exceed $500M

Two Tenet corporate subsidiaries that had operated the Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital, and which had central roles in the alleged scheme, also agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to violate the federal anti-kickback statute, according to a … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Health Services Co. Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

Oklahoma City federal judge orders Atoka health co. and owner to pay $4.6M following Whistleblower Medicaid lawsuit An Oklahoma City federal judge on Friday ordered an Atoka health services company and its owner to pay more than $4.6 million in damages … Continue reading

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Podcast: A Celebration of Heros

James Holzrichter is the author of A Just Cause A True story of Courage, Hope & the Integrity of the American Dream which shares his firsthand, unvarnished experience of struggle and survival. He paints a more complete picture of what … Continue reading

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OSHA Announces New Enforcement Program for Whistleblower Cases

The “pilot” Severe Violator Enforcement Program will impose more stringent inspection procedures, enhanced settlement provisions, and “public scrutiny” for employers that OSHA deems to have engaged in “egregious behavior and blatant retaliation against workers who report unsafe working conditions and … Continue reading

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