Healthcare abuse and fraud occur in nursing homes all the time. When most people think of elder abuse, they think of physical or sexual abuse. However, there are times when nursing homes or other long-term care facilities practice improper, inflated, or unlawful medical billing. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we are here to help if you need an elder abuse attorney after discovering your loved one has been the victim of healthcare fraud.
Healthcare abuse and fraud can occur in a variety of ways but revolve around improper, unlawful, more inflated medical billing practices. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance carriers who fund the care of those in nursing homes are vulnerable to this kind of fraud. There are various ways that nursing home staff and/or owners perpetrate this kind of fraud. This includes:
Both federal and state agencies are responsible for investigating complaints related to nursing home Medicare and Medicaid fraud. This is considered a crime, and perpetrators could spend time in jail or prison and face massive fines. Unfortunately, these criminal proceedings do not provide compensation for victims who have been adversely affected by the fraud. That is why the Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys at The Kaufman Law Firm are adamant about helping elderly victims in these cases.
Nursing home residents are amongst the most vulnerable members of our society and tend to be reliant a nursing home staff for their medication, meals, and personal care. This makes them targets for various types of fraud. Unfortunately, healthcare fraud is often difficult for family members of nursing home residents to detect because there are no visible signs and symptoms of this kind of elder abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of healthcare fraud in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you need to seek legal assistance today. At The Kaufman Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys believe in standing up for the rights of our most vulnerable adults. We will investigate every aspect of your case in an effort to obtain any compensation your loved one may be entitled to. This could include:
If you need a Los Angeles elder abuse attorney after discovering your loved one has been the victim of healthcare fraud, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-990-1999.
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