Kevin Etzkorn Law

Health Care Fraud – Elder Abuse

We represent many elderly clients in a variety of legal matters. We find there are plenty of people and businesses out there that are, unfortunately, willing to take advantage of this population.

Pending before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is an important and somewhat disturbing case involving elder abuse and Medicare fraud. This whistleblower claim was prosecuted by the United States government against a hospice provider, AseraCare, who had been sending workers to government-subsidized housing communities. There, the workers would solicit poor, elderly people to enroll in a government-funded hospice program. The fraud committed stemmed from the fact these poor, elderly people did not all need “end of life” care, which is what hospice is supposed to be. Although these people were not close to death, AseraCare was taking them out of their homes and using them to get paid. A jury found that AseraCare had committed fraud. But the trial judge reversed the verdict. It is now in the hands of the appellate court. You can learn more about the case here.

Click here to learn more about our Health Care Fraud services.


More Posts

What are Depositions?

If you are involved in a lawsuit, you may get to a point where you need to testify under oath at a deposition. This is

Child Injury Cases

Just like adults, kids get hurt. However, the system recognizes that children do not have the ability to make legal decisions on their own. Therefore,