DaVita Unit Can't Sidestep Ex-Nurse's Medicaid Fraud Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 14, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT) -- DaVita Inc. subsidiary Total Renal Care Inc. must face allegations it violated the federal False Claims Act when it fired a registered nurse after he warned supervisors of plans to blow the whistle on a coworker’s suspected Medicare fraud, a Texas federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone granted the dialysis provider’s motion to dismiss a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act claim against it, but said former TRC nurse Edmundo Guerrero Jr. had adequately pled a cause of action for violation of the...
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