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Robotic Surgery: Is it worth it?

For the last 10 years many hospitals and surgery practices have promoted to the world that they use robots in surgery. There are many surgeries in which a robot may be used including gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy),  hysterectomies, kidney removal, hernia repairs, hip replacements, and on and on.  What are we told about the advantages

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Nursing Home Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Cases

The False Claims Act is the government’s primary tool in addressing the misuse of taxpayer funds. Since 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice recovered approximately $11.4 billion under the False Claims Act.[1] Of the $11.4 billion recovered over the past four years, approximately 90 percent or $9 billion was recovered in health care fraud matters.[2]

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Healthcare Fraud at Universities

Earlier this month, the University of Miami agreed to pay $22 million to resolve a lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act for fraudulent healthcare billing.[1] Four former healthcare executives at the University of Miami filed the suit. The Department of Justice will award the whistleblowing executives a share of 15% to 25% of the

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Investment Fraud

Earlier this month, a federal jury in Virginia convicted a Florida banker and Virginia attorney of running a fraud scheme that swindled more than 300 victims, most of them seniors, out of more than $25 million.[1] Following a month-long trial, the jury found Daryl Bank of Florida and Billy Seabolt of Lynchburg, Virginia guilty of

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Medical Malpractice and Whistleblower Claims

Our law firm has a fairly unique practice…we represent patients in medical malpractice cases against health care providers and whistleblower cases on behalf of honest folks who report cases of financial and billing fraud.  I recently learned of a case which deals with both issues: a whistleblower on illegal kickbacks for unnecessary back surgeries. South

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Medication Errors by Pharmacists

I watched NBC Nightly News on the evening of March 16 and a story caught my attention.  The report, seen here beginning at the 16:15 minute mark, was about the stresses placed on pharmacists. The story focuses on a pharmacist with 14 years of experience and how employers (CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens were mentioned as

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Healthcare Fraud: Inflated Medicaid Billing

Healthcare providers violate the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims for payment to government insurers. One of the most frequent sources for whistleblower lawsuits is inflated Medicaid billing. In September of 2020, a Virginia mental health agency agreed to pay over $250,000 to settle a false claims act lawsuit.[1] Victoria Transcultural Clinical Center

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How Does your Hospital Stack Up?

I have written blogs before about how to find a good doctor in Virginia.  Click here. Now I want to talk about finding a good hospital in Virginia.  Of course you want a good doctor to provide you or your family with great care but what about the nursing staff and other considerations which might

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