Why Not Protect Our Elderly, Our Pensioners, and Our State Treasury? The Case for an Ohio False Claims Act

Author: Erin M. Campbell, Esq.

Nursing home residents left to wallow in urine- and fecessoaked beds; a resident suffering from an open bedsore the size of a cantaloupe when persistent and purposeful under staffing leaves residents unturned and in unchanged diapers; residents suffering from repeat scabies infections; residents suffering very high rates of falls and perhaps even left lying overnight on the floor; residents whose diabetes is intentionally mismanaged so that the nursing home can seek higher reimbursements; residents whose untreated wounds result in amputation and death, and facilities falsifying records to hide inadequate staffing levels.

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150th Anniversary of the False Claims Act

Author: B. Nathaniel Garrett, Editor-in-Chief, University of Cincinnati Law Review

President Abraham Lincoln signed the False Claims Act (FCA) into law 150 years ago on March 2, 1863, giving the United States a tool to combat fraud committed against the government.  At the time, it was mostly Civil War defense contractors perpetrating fraud against the government.  As initially enacted, the statute included double damages and a $2,000 per false claim penalty.

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