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  • Doctors Charged with Overprescribing Painkillers | Ft Lauderdale Healthcare Fraud Lawyer In recent years, state and federal authorities have taken a strong interest in cracking down on Florida’s so-called “pill mills” and doctors at these clinics. This comes in light of statistics that show the state as the lead consumer and nationwide supplier of powerful prescription pain medications like oxycodone.Drug enforcement agency efforts to control illegal...
  • Medical Conditions Resembling Drunk Behavior Thousands of people have been pulled over for DUI suspicion in Fort Lauderdale and arrested for drunk driving. However, not everyone who appears to be intoxicated actually is. There are several types of medical conditions that may affect a person’s ability to drive and could mimic drunkenness when pulled over for suspicion of DUI.If you...
  • New Task Force Targets Organized Retail Crime Organized retail theft costs American stores and retailers approximately $30 billion a year, according to Florida Today. Organized criminal enterprises have realized that they can still reap billions of dollars without taking the risks of facing mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking.Federal and state officials are revving up their efforts to address the problem of...
  • License Suspension | Charged with Drunk Driving | DUI Penalties The strict laws in Florida make it mandatory that those charged with drunk driving face a driver’s license suspension but may obtain a hardship license. New law changes effective July 1, 2013 have modified these rules, though. The New Florida DUI License Suspension Rules Now, drivers will have an unrestricted 10-day license after their arrests....
  • Healthcare Fraud and Pill Mills in Florida The war on drugs is thriving and right now one of the primary targets is illegally dispensed prescription pills. The healthcare fraud crisis has expanded as pill mills rise in prominence. Painkiller Drug Abuse on the Rise Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in America. Approximately 7,000,000 people use psychotherapeutic drugs non-medically, according to...
  • Medical Professionals in Miami Charged with Medicare Fraud According to a release from the Department of Justice, Miami psychiatrist Roger Rousseau is facing allegations of Medicare fraud after he was arrested in Miami in mid-July. He and six other therapists were arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit $63.7 million in fraudulent actions.Rousseau was the medical director of Health Care Solutions Network (HCSN) which...
  • Experienced Fort Lauderdale Medicare Fraud Defense Lawyer If you are a doctor, pharmacist, chiropractor or other health care provider and have been charged with Medicare fraud, you need an experienced Medicare fraud defense attorney in your corner, and you need them there now! Health care laws are extremely complicated, and you need a Medicare fraud attorney with the experience to foresee how...
  • Healthcare Fraud Charges Consequences Medical providers, facilities and organizations can face healthcare fraud charges for a number of reasons. Whether they’re billing the government or insurance companies for services that weren’t actually performed, getting kickbacks, or making false claims, the charges they can face for these acts are severe. Anyone facing charges of this caliber should talk to an...
  • Inaccurate Breathalyzer Readings Unfortunately, inaccurate Breathalyzer readings could indicate a higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) than a driver actually has, and that may lead an officer to place a driver under arrest for drunk driving. There are some products such as mouthwash and certain medicines that contain alcohol that can cause this chemical test to register a BAC...
  • The 10-Day Rule: Important Tips for Your DUI Charge in Florida If you refused to take a breathalyzer test or scored a 0.08 or higher, you will automatically have your license automatically suspended for up to 18 months. However, under Florida law a driver has only 10 days from the date of arrest to request a special hearing to prevent this from happening. That is why...
  • Fort Lauderdale Urine Alcohol Test Drivers who fail field sobriety tests may be asked to take a chemical sobriety test, such as a urine alcohol test. Although not used in most situations, a urine sample is easy to perform when breath or blood testing is not available. A DUI attorney in Ft. Lauderdale may question the accuracy of some tests...
  • Fraudulent Billing Upcoding is a serious healthcare fraud charge that involves fraudulent billing practices aimed at wrongfully increasing the amount that a medical facility collects for performing a service. If a medical provider submits bills with questionable items, an investigation for fraudulent billing may be launched against the office and healthcare fraud charges may follow. Such events...