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Blog Posts in August, 2012

  • Federal Government Gets Involved in Florida Whistleblower Lawsuit Accusing Hospice Center of Medicare Fraud

    In the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge Anne C. Conway has paved the way for the federal government to take the lead in a Florida whistleblower complaint accusing Hospice of the Comforter, a nonprofit facility, of regularly overbilling Medicare for patients that don’t actually meet the qualification of terminally ill (allegedly even allowing some of them to receive ...
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  • 2 Million Summer Infant Baby Bathers Recalled After Fall Accidents Cause Head Injuries

    The CPSC is recalling about 2 million Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers because a potential problem with its folding wire frame places infants at risk of fall accidents. Already, there have been seven reports of incidents over this product safety issue, including those involving five babies who sustained head injuries. One infant had to go to the ER after developing a bump to the head, while the ...
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  • Air Bag Defects Prompt Recent Recalls by Chrysler, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, and General Motors

    In the last few months, there have been several auto recalls involving several manufacturers who had vehicles with air bag safety issues. Most recently there was the recall by Chrysler of 1,400 2013 Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles. The company is concerned that some of the rear side air bags may not work during a collision. It appears that the wrong air bag control module may have been used ...
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  • Whistleblowers Accuse Adventist Health System of Overbilling US Government Tens of Millions of Dollars in False Medicaid and Medicare Claims

    Two people have filed a whistleblower lawsuit accusing Adventist Health System of submitting false claims worth tens of millions of dollars and defrauding the federal government. According to bill-coding and reimbursement compliance officer Amanda Dittman and radiologist Charlotte Elenberger, who were either affiliated with or employed with the hospital system between 1995 and 2009, seven ...
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  • 4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled After at Least 84 Fall Accidents, 21 Skull Fractures

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling approximately 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats following reports of at least 84 fall accidents and over 20 skull fractures. The product’s manufacturer, the South African-based Bumbo International Trust, is cooperating with the recall and will give owners a free repair kit. The recall comes after months of pressure from consumer groups, such Public ...
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  • Tire Blowout May Have Caused Illinois Megabus Crash

    According to Illinois State Police, a blown tire may have been the reason that a Megabus vehicle drove off Interstate 55 and into a median before colliding head-on into a concrete overpass pillar. One passenger, 25-year-old University of Missouri student Aditi Avhad, was killed in the double-decker bus crash. At least 38 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries–that’s about ...
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