Navigation Links
Morgan & Morgan Helps Whistleblower Recover $376,452 Reward in Adventist False Claims Case
Date:2/19/2016

A nurse who filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Adventist Health System will receive a reward of almost $400,000 in connection with the case’s resolution today. Her allegations claimed that the Florida-based hospital administered certain patients the leftover portions of chemotherapy drugs contained in single-dose vials. Portions from the vials were allegedly used on previous patients and could have been exposed to harmful agents. She also alleged that the hospital upcoded IV and infusion therapy related to the administration of other drugs, and that they maintained unsafe workplace conditions regarding those drugs.

Today’s announcement by the Department of Justice marks the end of a two-and-a-half -year government investigation.

As part of the settlement, Adventist/Florida Hospital will pay $2,091,399.99 to resolve the allegations that whistleblower Heather Huddleston made in a qui tam lawsuit filed in February, 2013. Huddleston was previously employed as a nurse at the Adventist centers. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida by the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group.

Whistleblower attorney John Yanchunis, a partner at the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group who represented Ms. Huddleston, said, “We deeply appreciate the outstanding efforts of the attorneys and investigators in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida, as well as the Department of Justice attorneys in Washington, D.C., who worked on this case and achieved this resolution. The case could not have been filed without the perseverance of the firm’s client, Heather Huddleston, who, while employed by Adventist, repeatedly complained to management of the hospital to stop the practices which were at the center of her lawsuit.”

Whistleblower attorney James Young, also a partner with the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group, added, “Our client is a remarkably courageous healthcare professional. It takes real courage and conviction to speak truth to power and that is exactly what she did. As a firm, we couldn’t be more proud to have represented her.”

For more information, and to read the case’s complaint and settlement agreement, access the firm’s website at http://www.whistleblowerattorneys.com or call 813-223-5505.

Case Information: United States ex rel. Huddleston v. Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation, Case No. 8:13-cv-710-T-27-EAJ (M.D. Fla.).

About the Morgan & Morgan Whistleblower Attorneys:
The Morgan & Morgan Whistleblower Attorneys are part of the firm's Complex Litigation Group. Morgan & Morgan is one of the nation's leading plaintiffs' law firms and has serviced over 75,000 clients over the past 25 years.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13225858.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Morgan & Morgan Files Second Amendment Healogics Whistleblower Lawsuit
2. Army of Healthcare Transformers Assemble at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
3. Catapult.org Announces Janet M. Morgan as CEO
4. Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann
5. Horizon BCBSNJ Teams Up with Pro Golfer and NJ Native Morgan Hoffmann for the Horizon Healthy Steps Challenge to Benefit the NJ Golf Foundation
6. Worley’s 14th Tennessee River Run Will Host Wade Hayes, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and Others
7. Newport Board Group, a Middle Market Advisory Firm, and DelMorgan & Co. Announce an Open Invitation Webcast on Trends and Transactions in Acute and Specialty Healthcare
8. Win a Trip to the World Cup, Autographed Alex Morgan Jerseys and More
9. The Network Journal Announces its 17th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Presented by Morgan Stanley
10. Craig Morgan and Kellie Pickler Sing Our Heroes Home with Mediaplanet’s “Thanking Our Troops” Campaign
11. Todd Morgan, DMD, and Rose Nierman, RDH, Team-Up to Offer Hands-On Dental Sleep Medicine Seminars
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 14, 2019 , ... Impact Advisors, ... healthcare industry, announced today that John Stanley, Vice President, has been named one ... Leader for the Western U.S., has been recognized in the Excellence in Healthcare ...
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 14, 2019 , ... A high number of HIV cases ... health crises in the Houston area and the southern United States. Specifically, the sub-groups ... who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people of color ages 13 ...
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 14, 2019 , ... Relatient, Inc., a ... eRegistration and Check-In solution , a new product launched to reduce patient wait ... on Relatient’s Patient Engagement platform introducing earlier touch points on the ...
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 14, 2019 , ... Forty-two billion dollars ... and procedures, according to market analysis company Orbis Research. “Treatments certainly can help,” ... Advanced Dermatology PC , “but for our skin, there’s free super-potent anti-aging care ...
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 14, 2019 , ... Dr. Steven Shoshany has been ... he acquired the FX 635 cold laser therapy device, becoming the first chiropractor in ... cutting edge laser with multiple FDA clearances for treating pain and injuries, into his ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/16/2019)... ... 16, 2019 , ... Luma Health https://www.lumahealth.io/ , the ... This new solution helps providers deliver a top-notch patient experience by giving patients ... device of choice, days or weeks prior to their appointment. By doing so, ...
(Date:5/16/2019)... ... May 16, 2019 , ... The National Center ... call for nominations for the fifth annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision ... to improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state ...
(Date:5/15/2019)... ... May 15, 2019 , ... E.M.M.A. ... compliance services for the Medical Device industry, will be participating in a panel ... growing digital device field. Also, EMMA International will be delivering a course on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: