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Fenton Law Group Successfully Represents Pain Specialist

Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz successfully represented a pain specialist before the Medical Board of California. The doctor’s quality of care was called into question, and he was accused of gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, and failure to maintain adequate and accurate records. The case revolved around the doctor’s prescription patterns, patient monitoring, and record-keeping. The case concluded in favor of the client, who accepted a stipulated settlement of public reprimand only for record keeping with no other discipline imposed.

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Represents Pharmacy in Medi-Cal Audit

Nick Jurkowitz and Alexandra de Rivera successfully represented a pharmacy in Medi-Cal recovery audit. The initial overpayment demand totaled nearly $2.3 million. After discovering flaws in the auditing methods, Mr. Jurkowitz and Ms. de Rivera engaged in negotiations, and Medi-Cal reduced the overpayment demand substantially. The matter was settled for less than two percent of the initial overpayment demand.

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Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz Named ‘Best Lawyers’ for 2018

Fenton Law Group is pleased to announce that Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of “Best Lawyers in America,” one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal industry. Henry Fenton was recognized for his work in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Health Care Law, and Nick Jurkowitz was recognized in Litigation – Health Care.

“Best Lawyers” rankings are selected through an exhaustive peer-review process designed to capture the consensus of leading lawyers in the nation in regard to the legal abilities of their colleagues. Since attorneys cannot pay to …

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Fenton Law Group Secures Victory for Physician in Suspension Case

Henry Fenton and Beth Kase successfully helped a physician client reverse a summary suspension from a hospital medical staff. The physician wrote to Beth: “You and Henry helped me significantly during that stressful period of time and I truly appreciate it. I have since started a private practice close to my home and it is growing.”

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Fenton Law Group Receives Prestigious “AV Preeminent” Rating From Martindale-Hubbell

The firm is pleased to announce that it has received a coveted “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal industry’s leading resource for information on the legal profession and its practitioners. An AV-Preeminent peer review rating, for which fewer than 5 percent of all law firms qualify, is an outstanding achievement that demonstrates a firm has earned the highest possible rating available for legal ability and ethics.

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Represents Dentist in a Petition for Reinstatement

Benjamin Fenton and Alexandra de Rivera successfully represented a dentist in a Petition to Seek Reinstatement in the Medi-Cal Program. The Provider had been previously suspended for a prior conviction. After the Petition for Reinstatement and subsequent investigation, Medi-Cal approved the Provider’s readmission into the Medi-Cal Program. Fenton Law Group regularly represents providers in audits, investigation and reinstatement petitions to the Medi-Cal Program. Fenton Law Group is happy to have successfully resolved this client’s matter.

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Represents Physician Before Medical Board of California

Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz successfully represented a pain management physician before the Medical Board of California, which sought to take away the physician’s license based upon allegations of overprescribing narcotics to 7 patients. The case concerned the pain management of complicated patients who had been treated for various forms of chronic and acute pain. The Medical Board identified many of the patients after conducting an investigation, which included a search of the physician’s prescribing patterns in the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) database. The …

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Represents Cardiologist in Arbitration

Henry Fenton and Benjamin Fenton recently secured a major victory on behalf of their client Dr. David Porzio in an arbitration contending that the cardiologist was wrongfully terminated by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG). The recently confirmed award totaled almost $4.3 million.

According to SCPMG, Dr. Porzio’s employment was terminated on an administrative basis. However, Fenton Law Group argued that in filing an 805 report, SCPMG terminated Dr. Porzio based on alleged issues with his quality of care. Once doing so, SCPMG had a duty to provide …

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Beth Kase Speaks to the Washington Post About the American Health Care Act

Beth Kase was recently quoted in Amber Phillips’s Washington Post article “Republicans’ health-care plan could launch some ugly political battles in state legislatures.” In the article, Beth discusses potential impacts of an Obamacare repeal, and how the proposed American Health Care Act could affect low-income Americans without insurance.

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Henry Fenton Argues Before California Supreme Court in Support of Patient Privacy Rights

On May 3, 2017, Henry Fenton argued before the California Supreme Court in the case of Lewis v. Medical Board of CA (S219811). Fenton Law Group represented Dr. Lewis against the Medical Board in a matter that culminated with Mr. Fenton’s oral argument on May 3 before the California Supreme Court. The issues in the case focus on (1) whether individuals have a protected privacy interest in their controlled substance prescription information and (2) whether a physician can assert those privacy interests on behalf of their patients. Mr. Fenton …

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