NJ Nursing Homes May Be Liable Under Consumer Fraud Act

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 4:37 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court is poised to determine whether nursing homes can be liable for consumer fraud in Manahawkin Convalescent v. Frances O’Neill.

O’Neill signed an agreement with Manahawkin Convalescent Center designating herself as the responsible party for her mother, a patient at the nursing home who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. In agreeing to serve in this role, O’Neill assigned the direct payment of her mother’s Medicaid benefits to Manahawkin for services rendered and assumed responsibility for making monthly payments from her mother’s financial resources...
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