Whistleblower

By Timothy Glynn
In Health Law
May 28th, 2013
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Last week, the Jersey Journal reported that a jury recently awarded a former employee of Bayonne Medical Center over $2.1 million in his whistleblower suit against the hospital.  The employee, Ceferino Doculan, alleged that the hospital violated New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), by terminating his employment as a tech...
By Kathleen M. Boozang
In Compliance
Jul 16th, 2012
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Curiously not mentioned in any of the stories about Penn State is the existence of a hotline to which eye witnesses of Sandusky’s child rapes could have been anonymously reported, or the existence of an Ethics/Compliance Professional with direct access to and oversight by the board.  Well, it turns out they’re not mentioned because they […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Compliance
Jan 3rd, 2011
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In case you missed it: 60 Minutes segment with whistleblower Cheryl Eckerd, a former manager of global quality assurance for GlaxoSmithKline. She describes her experience inspecting Glaxo subsidiary, Cidra, in Puerto Rico. It views like an in-house counsel’s nightmare and a PR professional’s worst day. CBS states: “But in November, we found out just h...
By Justin Goldstein
In Fraud & Abuse
Apr 1st, 2009
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The Las Vegas Sun reports that the Nevada Medical Examiners Board is investigating into the falsification of medical records at HealthSouth Tenaya.  Raye Kraft, wife of a patient at this hospital, began to notice “infectious disease specialists Dr. Dhiresh Joshi and his then-employee, Dr. Fadi El Salibi,” writing in Kraft’s husband’s medical cha...
By Justin Goldstein
In Uncategorized
Mar 12th, 2009
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American Health Lawyers Association reports that Senators are seeking to amend the False Claims Act: Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Arlen Specter (R-PA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced recently the False Claims Act Clarification Act of 2009 (S. 458), which would amend the False Claims Act (FCA) to strengthen a [...