George B. Breen, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices and Chair of the firm’s National Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee, was quoted in Law360, in “New DOJ Task Forces Signal Nursing Fraud Crackdown,” by Jeff Overley. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
If services are sufficiently poor, prison time can result. For example, in a 2014 case, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a nursing home owner’s 20-year sentence, half of which was attributable to conditions that saw seniors living among garbage, insects and leaky roofs.
“When I see the report coming out today and the entities that are involved in this task force, I think the immediate risk for [nursing homes] is the risk for criminal exposure,” Epstein Becker Green member George B. Breen said.