Category: Trial themes

Will Esformes Pay?

Will Justice be done? McKnight’s reported that a ruling in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found against Philip Esformes. In 2019, a jury found Esformes guilty of bribing physicians for illegal referrals and inappropriate collection of payment from 1998 to 2016 for services that were either unnecessary or not performed. The DOJ convicted Esformes of

Transparency Needed

MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis. Their purpose is to make reasonable nonpartisan recommendations to Congress on Medicaid programs. They issued a report finding that without increased transparency in how nursing homes spend Medicaid dollars, it could not determine the actual costs of providing care. MACPAC was not

Powerful Documentary

I’d like to bring to your attention an important project that I hope you will consider supporting. “No Country For Old People” is a critically needed documentary inspired by award-winning filmmaker, Susie Singer Carter’s experience with our broken Long Term Care system for her mother from egregious nursing home neglect and abuse. Susie has partnered

Diversion of Funds

Related entities New York’s Attorney General Letitia James filed a detailed lawsuit against Bent Philipson. Bent Philipson is an infamous nursing home owner/operator. He and his family own and control 163 facilities across 18 states including the Peachtree Centre in Gaffney, S.C. The new suit shows how one can divert millions of dollars in government

“Chronic Understaffing, Inhumane Conditions, and Harm to Residents”

Disinvestment Disinvestment means taking advantage and exploiting the Medicare and Medicaid programs to increase personal profits rather than using those funds for the intended purposes of staffing and patient care. NY Attorney General James sued a nursing home for disinvestment causing unsafe staffing and fraud allowing abuse and neglect for years. The lawsuit against Comprehensive at

Theft by Deception

The Courier reported Judge C.J. Williams sentenced nurse Matthew Daniel Bowlden to one year and one day in prison for stealing pain medications from vulnerable adults. He only got a year for acquiring a controlled substance by deception. Stealing pain medication from an elderly nursing home patient is despicable. Bowlden has eight prior convictions extending


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