When families move their loved ones into nursing homes, they trust the facilities and caregivers to give them the attention and care they need and deserve. Unfortunately, these corporations often do not live up to these expectations.
SavaSeniorCare, a Georgia-based company that owns and operates skilled nursing facilities in several states, faced lawsuits nationwide for billing Medicaid for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services. Additionally, the lawsuits claim that the facilities offered substandard skilled nursing services, including failure to follow appropriate ulcer and fall protocols and improper medication administration.
These abhorrent displays of corporate greed and misconduct shook families across the country. Now, they demand answers, reparations, and justice. What will this mean for affected families of North Carolina and beyond?
Residents and Families Impacted by Harmful Medicaid Scheme and Gross Negligence
For over four years, Sava allegedly engaged in a scheme to maximize billing and caused therapists to provide “unreasonable and unnecessary” therapeutic services to residents. This therapy was not covered by Medicare Part A or Medicaid coinsurance benefits and was done solely to make a profit.
Following an investigation, the government determined that Sava’s conduct violated the Federal False Claims Statute and North Carolina False Claims Statute due to the illegal claims in the Medicare program. As a result, North Carolina and 22 other states have since ended litigation against Sava with a $11.2 million settlement, with North Carolina receiving $192,045 in restitution and recoveries.
The North Carolina attorney general’s Medicaid investigations division investigates fraud and abuse by healthcare providers, including patient abuse and neglect. You can find more information about this division here.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys Driven For Justice
Too often, these stories of nursing home abuse and neglect hit home for our clients. We’ve seen the devastating impact of this abuse firsthand and the families it has affected, which is why we are committed to fighting for the vulnerable and often voiceless victims and their loved ones. Our client’s best interests are at the core of every decision we make, so we will evaluate your case at no upfront cost and won’t get paid until you do.
Do you suspect that your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect? At Henson Fuerst, we are ready to put you first. Contact the nursing home abuse attorneys at Henson Fuerst today by submitting the form below or calling our office toll-free at 919-781-1107 for a free legal consultation.