The FBI apprehended a man and his wife in Atlanta this month for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
The Springfield News-Leader had the below article about forced arbitration and a proposed legislative fix to the injustice.
December 11, 2012—The family of a woman who was living in an assisted-care facility has filed a lawsuit against the home claiming that, among other things, the woman had maggots growing in her ear from lack of hygiene and personal care.
The family of an 88 year old man in La Junta, Colorado won a $3.2 million settlement after suing Pioneer Healthcare Center, a Rocky Ford nursing home and the nursing home the man was being cared for in when he died due to complications from a bed sore the size of a baseball.
For years, chronic pain following a traumatic event was misattributed to the individuals imagination.
CMS is currently considering whether or not to ban pre-dispute arbitration documents from nursing home admission contracts.
The Athens Messenger reported the Court’s arbitration decision in the case of John Primmer of Albany, who filed an Athens County Common Pleas Court lawsuit in 2014 against Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains and other defendants.