Ex-Patient Drops DaVita FCA Suit Over Nurse-To-Patient Ratio

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A former patient accusing DaVita Inc. of taking Medicare and Medicaid funds and flouting the programs’ rules by not providing its patients with a supposedly required nurse-to-patient ratio on Monday dropped her False Claims Act suit against the dialysis clinic chain.

U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts signed off on an order of voluntary dismissal, tossing the suit by Laura Turner-Hooks, who had received dialysis treatments at the DaVita Tel-Huron Dialysis facility in 2010. Turner-Hooks had claimed that not only were nurses absent from the floor,...
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