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Sweeney Law FirmMedicare cutting payments to nursing home operatorsThe nation's nursing homes are facing a $4 billion drop in annual payments from Medicare. The cuts affect reimbursement fees for what's known as "post-acute care" for seniors at skilled nursing facilities. Such services are needed by seniors who have been hospitalized and require rehabilitative services before returning to their...Sweeney Law FirmMedicare Fraud Warning SignsThis article lists some of the warning signs of Medicare fraud. Some of the signs a patient might be aware of, and some could only be caught by billing/payout personnel. Double billing for the same procedure, or billing fraudulently for procedures or items that were not done/ items not...Sweeney Law FirmMedicare Paid For $40 Million Worth of Tranquilizer PrescriptionsIn 2012, Medicare’s massive prescription drug program didn’t spend a penny on popular tranquilizers such as the benzodiazepines Valium, Xanax and Ativan. The following year, it covered more than $377 million for the tranquilizer drugs. Sweeney Law FirmMedication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in KidsA child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out of those episodes, one out of four children was...Sweeney Law FirmMegabus from Indy Involved in Crash near Hammond | Indiana Bus Accident LawyerA Megabus on its way to Chicago from Indianapolis was involved in a crash in northern Indiana on December 30, making this the third crash involving the bus company in recent months.Sweeney Law FirmMichigan City Woman Awarded $14.4 Million in Federal Medical Malpractice Suit$14.4 Million Award in Federal Medical Malpractice Suit Kathryn Parker, 52, was awarded $9.4 million in a Chicago federal courtroom on April 26, 2015  after the jury found Drs. Jeffrey Rosen and Allen Mikhail guilty of negligence in the 2010 procedure that caused her injuries. Sweeney Law FirmMisdiagnosed Cancer Worse Than ThoughtAccording to the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal, an estimated 28 percent of cancers are misdiagnosed, with lymphoma being the most misdiagnosed cancer of all. The BMJ Quality and Safety Journal is a peer-reviewed healthcare journal dealing with improving patient safety and quality of care. Sweeney Law FirmMisdiagnosis Responsible for Ebola Scare in TexasWith all the talk of Ebola, it is important to remember that a patient in Dallas, Thomas Duncan, showed up at a Dallas hospital on Sept. 26 with a temperature of 100.1 degrees. He told the nurse he had recently traveled to the United States from Liberia, the hospital has...Sweeney Law FirmMonsanto Settlement with West Virginia Residents ApprovedA West Virginia judge approved a $93M settlement that was reached last February for residents of Winfield, W. Va. This town formerly hosted the Monsanto Nitro plant. The settlement includes $84M for medical monitoring and $9M for clean up of 4,500 homes affected by Monsanto producing agent orange, herbicides, and...Sweeney Law FirmMoped Driver Killed as Result of Negligent DriverMoped Driver Killed as Result of Negligent Driver South Bend police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck who hit a moped on August 24, 2014. The moped driver was killed after being dragged underneath the truck for nearly 1,000 feet.