Hospice Pays $3 Million for Medicare Fraud and False Billing

Florida Hospice Agrees to Pay $3 Million for Medicare Fraud Involving Patients That Were Not Terminally Ill On Tuesday, November 5th, a Florida-based hospice agreed to pay $3 million to the federal government to resolve claims of Medicare fraud involving billings for patients that were not terminally ill. Hospice of the Comforter Inc (HOTCI) … [Read more...]

Richland County Officer Arrested on DUI Charges

Richland County Officer Arrested for DUI Richland County police have arrested an officer on DUI charges. On Sunday morning, November 3rd, around 3:45 AM, a deputy noticed Steven Joshua White, 30, apparently driving erratically along Pulaski, Blossom, and Huger streets in Columbia. When the officer pulled White over, he said that he smelled … [Read more...]

Hospital Chain Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Over False Medicare Claims

Sutter Health Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for Medicare Fraud Involving Anesthesia Billing Major California hospital chain Sutter Health has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving false Medicare claims related to anesthesia billing. The hospital group has agreed to pay $46 million, as well as disclose more pricing information to … [Read more...]

Private Utility Faces Lawsuit for Saluda River Pollution

Saluda River Pollution Could Lead to Clean Air and Water Act Lawsuit The lower Saluda River is officially recognized by South Carolina officials as a scenic river. On hot summer days, South Carolinians can be seen paddling through the white water rapids, fishing, or swimming in calmer parts of the river. However, toxins dumped into the river, … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson to Pay Settlement for Risperdal Personal Injury

J&J Announces Settlement Payments for US Probes into Risperdal Personal Injury On Monday, November 4th, Johnson & Johnson announced that they would pay $2 billion to settle US government civil and criminal probes into personal injury caused by their antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. Reportedly, the blockbuster pharmaceutical manufacturer … [Read more...]

Generic Drug Maker Recalls Liquid Acetaminophen Marketed for Infants

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Recalls Batches of Liquid Acetaminophen Meant for Infants On Friday, November 1st, pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo issued a drug recall for 18 batches of liquid acetaminophen, which was made for infants. The generic version of Tylenol, which uses the active ingredient acetaminophen, is indicated for use as a pain … [Read more...]

Fatal Crash Leads to Felony DUI Charges in Orangeburg

Orangeburg Man Arrested on Felony DUI Charges After Causing Fatal Crash Early on Saturday, November 2nd, a man suspected of DUI was arrested after causing a crash that killed one person, and injured two more. The driver was arrested on felony DUI charges. According to police reports, just after 1 AM on Saturday, Robert Jennings, 20, was driving … [Read more...]

New Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Moves Forward

Latest Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Alleges Negligence and Misrepresentation The latest Actos bladder cancer personal injury lawsuit is moving forward in MDL 2299, in the US District Court of Western Louisiana. Plaintiff Walter Rosenblum’s Actos lawsuit was filed on September 19th, 2013. According to the filing, Rosenblum was prescribed Actos to … [Read more...]

Charleston Detention Center Officer Arrested for DUI

Detention Center Officer in Charleston, SC Arrested on DUI Charges A 51-year-old Charleston detention center officer was arrested and charged with DUI on Sunday, October 27th. Anthony E. Middleton, who is employed at the Al Cannon Detention Center, was arrested on Sunday around 3 AM. Deputies say that the man was spotted on I-26 when he failed to … [Read more...]

Former Gamecock Footballer Joins Concussion Lawsuit Against NCAA

Former Gamecocks College Football Star Joins Lawsuit Alleging Concussions and Head Injury Stanley Doughty, famed in South Carolina for playing defensive tackle for the USC Gamecocks between 2003 and 2006, has joined a concussion lawsuit against the NCAA, alleging that the head injuries he suffered in his Gamecocks college career prevented him … [Read more...]

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