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National Hospice Company Accused of FraudNational Hospice Company Accused of FraudJanuary 31, 2012Federal attorneys are suing Aseracare for fraudulently enrolling non-terminal patients in hospice care. Aseracare is an Arkansas-based company that provides hospice care. The company set high patient quotas for employees to fill and offered prizes to employees. Persons within the company tipped the government off to the company’s fraudulent practices...$3 Million Award in Indiana Drunk Driving Lawsuit $3 Million Award in Indiana Drunk Driving LawsuitAugust 28, 2011In May 2006, Robin Chaplin’s 23 year-old son Charles McAlhaney was killed in a drunk driving car accident in New Castle, Indiana.Justices decide golf ball injury caseJustices decide golf ball injury caseMay 21, 2011Taking a swing at an issue of first impression, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled on a golf ball injury case and rejected the concept that a sporting event participant owes no duty of care to protect others from inherent risks of the sport in all situations. Instead, the five...The High Cost of Poor Nursing Home Care in the U.S.The High Cost of Poor Nursing Home Care in the U.S.April 12, 2011Washington, DC – April 8, 2011 – Twenty years ago, The National Consumer Voice for QualityLong-Term Care[*] released a compendium of research that proved the axiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The High Cost of Poor Care-The Cost Effectiveness of Good Care Practices (1991) showed...Medical Errors Driving Up Cost of HealthcareMedical Errors Driving Up Cost of Healthcare, Not the Legal SystemApril 12, 2011Approximately 1.5 million measurable medical errors (out of a total 6.3 million measurable medical injuries) leached $19.5 billion from the American economy in 2008, representing an average total cost per error of $13,000, according to a new analysis of insurance claims data completed by the consulting firm Milliman for the...It’s Time to Call Tort Reform What it Really IsIt’s Time to Call Tort Reform What it Really IsApril 12, 2011Standing Up Against Corporate Tyranny Jacob Diesselhorst, Nix Law Group, PLLC, Edmond, Oklahoma I love Oklahoma. I love the people of Oklahoma, all of them. The hard-working men and woman, the elderly-who have paved the way for us and the children-who we are grooming to carry on the legacy for...Once Again Congress is Trying to Pass Med-Mal Tort DeformOnce Again Congress is Trying to Pass Med-Mal Tort DeformFebruary 13, 2011The Hill GOP clashes over medical malpractice By Julian Pecquet – 02/09/11 01:03 PM ET House Republicans clashed with one another Wednesday over a longtime GOP priority: limiting medical malpractice damages. At a Judiciary Committee markup, one GOP lawmaker accused another of proposing legislation that would violate the Constitution. Republicans...$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for...$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for Abusive Conduct Upheld by Arkansas Supreme CourtJanuary 29, 2011Jan. 28, 2011 Noel E. Oman - Arkansas Online LITTLE ROCK ”” The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the decision in a case in which a Pulaski County jury found that an insurance company defamed a radiologist, and the high court reinstated $15 million in punitive...Medicare Fraud by For-Profit Nursing Home ChainsMedicare Fraud by For-Profit Nursing Home ChainsJanuary 28, 2011January 14, 2011, 1:20 pm Report Questions Nursing Home Charges By PAULA SPAN The way Medicare pays, and overpays, for nursing home care has been the subject of investigations, calls for reform and general hand-wringing for years. And here it all comes again, but with a...Innovative Treatment For Alzheimers PatientsGREAT ARTICLE ON INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMERS PATIENTSJanuary 3, 2011GIVING ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS THEIR WAY, EVEN CHOCOLATE By PAM BELLUCK PHOENIX ”” Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when...