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Nursing Home Mogul Convicted for Largest Medicare Fraud Scheme Ever by DOJ -- $1.3B

In April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the largest healthcare fraud scheme it has ever charged. Philip Esformes of Miami Beach, Florida was found guilty for the role he played in a fraud scheme involving more than 1.3 billion in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims. He was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison....

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Alabama attorney offers a stark warning about the spread of Candida auris in nursing homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Candida auris (C. auris) is a highly contagious drug-resistant fungus that primarily infects hospital patients. It enters the bloodstream, spreads throughout the body, and is very difficult to treat. The disease was first identified in Japan in 2009, but researchers believe it may date back...

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New Study: Back Seat No Longer the Safest

If you're often a back-seat passenger in a car, you may think you're in a safe place in the event of a frontal collision. You may assume you're less likely to make contact with the dashboard or windshield, and the seats in front of you act as a buffer. This assumption is very common. Due...

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Alabama Attorneys Discuss the Disturbing Trend of Abuse and Neglect of Medicare Beneficiaries

Residents across Alabama place a great deal of trust in nursing home facilities. Sometimes that trust is broken when residents are injured or become ill due to the negligent actions of staff members and administrators. What's worse, many incidents are never tracked, documented, or reported to law enforcement. The Department of Health and Human Services...

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Large Truck Crashes Take Deadly Toll on U.S. and Alabama Roads

Fatal crashes involving large trucks have been on the rise over the past decade, according to a recent report in the Denver Post citing federal statistics. Fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States jumped an alarming 42 percent from 2009-2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. In Alabama, deaths ranged from a...

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An Alabama Attorney Offers the Best Ideas to Prevent Traffic Fatalities

Automotive technology is advancing at a rapid rate. In fact, most new vehicles come standard with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which include safety features designed to prevent crashes. Other emerging technologies, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication and self-driving cars, aren't too far off. Despite technological advances, an unnecessarily high number of people are dying on...

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Sepsis infections in nursing homes with poor staffing impact thousands

Poor staffing levels at nursing homes is leading to thousands of cases of residents suffering from sepsis, a severe infection that can be deadly without proper treatment, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune and Kaiser Health News. The investigation found that understaffed nursing homes across the country often fail to prevent bedsores and...

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How can a good economy be bad for nursing homes?

If you think a strong economy is good for all businesses, think again. According to CBS News, a recent study shows that a low unemployment rate results in a lower quality of care at nursing homes.   When jobs are plentiful - as they have been in 2018 - some people looking for work will not consider employment at...

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