Whistleblowers Win $29M Verdict In Nursing Home FCA Suit

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 3:49 PM EST) -- Jurors delivered a $29 million verdict Friday against an Illinois nursing home after agreeing with whistleblower nurses who filed a False Claims Act suit accusing their employer of defrauding Medicare by allowing patients to wallow in filth and go without medications.

After a seven-year court fight and nine-day trial, the jury needed only a few hours to find that Momence Meadows Nursing Center Inc. “knowingly provided worthless services” to elderly residents and went to great lengths to conceal its conduct.

In its verdict, jurors levied the...
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