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Nursing Home Company to Pay Criminal and Civil Penalties

A nursing home company who left some residents’ pressure wounds untreated for so long that maggots infested the wounds are now required to pay civil and criminal fines. The US attorney’s office also stated that the staff did not bathe, adequately feed or provide toileting for people. Most importantly the company cheated Medicare. The company, Cathedral Rock, and its founder will pay the government more than $1.6 million in criminal and civil penalties. Even though the company admitted defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by submitting false statements, they will continue to receive taxpayer healthcare payments. The nursing home lawsuit concerned five homes. There were allegations of maggot-infested pressure sores and related amputated feet and legs. The executive vice president said he was unaware of these allegations. However, the company did admit that wound care was sometimes not provided. To read further into the companies foes, please click the link.