Feb 25, 2016

New Study Reveals Shocking Malpractice Trend

By |Feb 25, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine sifted through mountains of data in the National Practitioner Data Bank to gain a better understanding of malpractice claims and the doctors who incur them. The Stanford University researchers examined more than 60,000 malpractice claims against almost 55,000 doctors over a range of 10 [...]

Feb 16, 2016

Kentucky Based Therapy Provider Pays Massive Fine for False Medicare Claims

By |Feb 16, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|0 Comments

Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare has settled a lawsuit with Federal prosecutors for an astounding $125 million. The settlement stems from a Department of Justice investigation of RehabCare, which was acquired by Kindred Healthcare in 2011. RehabCare provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services in 47 states. The complaint According to the Department of Justice, an investigation [...]

Feb 11, 2016

Trial Date Set for Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Case

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Edmonson Circuit Judge Ronnie Dortch has set a February 25 trial date for three former Edmonson Center employees. The accused – Jerry Snyder, Kelly Duvall and Kayla Kinser – are charged with a combined 22 counts of first-degree criminal abuse, 19 counts of fourth-degree assault, 22 counts of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult, and [...]

Feb 4, 2016

Folic Acid Deficiency Causes Birth Defects, Prompts State To Revise Vitamin Rules

By |Feb 4, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Back in 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that certain foods be enriched with folic acid (vitamin B9, or vitamin M) to reduce the risk of certain birth defects. Based on this recommendation, foods like bread, cereal, rice, flour and pasta have been enriched with the vitamin since 1998. While this enrichment decreased [...]