Hospice provider sued on medical malpractice claims

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2014

 


GRETNA – A hospice provider is being sued by a woman who claims her mother was improperly treated before and after her death.

Tana Barth filed suit against Lakeside Hospice LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 21.

Barth asserts that she placed her mother, who was in very poor health, in the care of Lakeside Hospice and it was to send employees to her household to provide end of life care beginning on July 28, 2013.

The plaintiff contends that one of the defendant’s employees was supposed to come to the home, but called to say she was delayed as another patient had died and then later called and said she would not be able to make it due to a fever. Barth alleges the employee instructed Barth to increase her mother’s medications and provide them every two hours. The plaintiff claims that when she was administering the medicine she noticed the labels had been removed from the bottles and someone had place hand writing on them, neither of which included Barth’s mother’s proper birthdate.

Barth asserts that her mother passed away shortly after entering the care of Lakeside Hospice and when she did Barth called to notify them. The plaintiff claims the defendant sent an employee to her home who neglected the decedent and the family and was only interested in gathering the medicine bottles, saying they were needed immediately. Barth also claims that while her deceased mother was in the next room, the employee began to cry and stated she was sick and needed be consoled. Further, the plaintiff alleges that the doctor at Lakeside Hospice responsible for signing death certificates failed to do so, delaying four or five days, which resulted in Barth’s mother’s body from being properly embalmed in a timely fashion.

The defendant is accused of medical malpractice.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for emotional distress, mental anguish and attorney’s fees.

Barth is represented by Charles M. Thomas of New Orleans-based Huber, Slack, Thomas & Marcelle LLP.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.

Case no. 740-521.

Hospice provider sued on medical malpractice claims

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2014

 Louisianarecord.com

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The former minister and chief financial officer of American Homecare Hospice in Sylacauga has entered a plea on information to federal bank fraud charges, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

 

A memorial and registry of patients who were medically murdered has been set up on this website. These include murders at hospice facilities, in patient's homes, hospitals and nursing homes. https://hospicefraud.org/registry/index.php/en/medical-murders.html?fbclid=IwAR1Kh_W5o0IWI8lIvQWKq_iinqJrM0rt8nLPcz0psQM5Dt2aj1AJSo8bL9Q

If you would like your loved one's story to be included please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Send your story, photo, obituary and what medical records show in your description of events. For stories outside the U.S. a separate section will be created.

Another section has been created for a registry of people who felt they had no choice but to be killed due to denial of care, and lack of finances. https://hospicefraud.org/registry/index.php/en/to-save-money-those-who-chose-to-die.html?fbclid=IwAR0FvsHw-ySuGDDpq77vXReBACvI_f-GuuuV7TljElQLUZlN0rfqK1BE

 

$3 Million

Louisville

680 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

September 2016 penalty paid failing to comply with a CIA.  The CIA was the result of allegations involving claims for hospice services that were medically unnecessary and claims for continuous or crisis care services when the patients were not experiencing a crisis.

The penalty for violating the CIA resulted from Kindred’s failure to correct improper billing practices in the fourth year of the 5-year agreement. HHS-OIG made several unannounced site visits to Kindred facilities and found ongoing violations.  Specifically, CIA-required audits performed by Kindred’s internal auditors in 2013, 2014, and 2015 found that the company and its predecessors failed to implement policies and procedures required by the CIA, and that poor claims submission practices led to significant error rates and overpayments by Medicare.
https://oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/hcfac/FY2017-hcfac.pdf

For Profit
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3 million
https://oig.hhs.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2016/kindred.asp