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Fenton Law Group Successfully Defends Physician

Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz successfully defended a physician, specializing and board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, in a Medical Board hearing against allegations of gross and repeated negligence. In light of the physician’s 19-year history of licensure without prior discipline, the Board ruled that inadequate record keeping was the sole punishable offense, for which only a reprimand was issued. The finding protected the physician, whose entire ...

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Nick Jurkowitz Argues Case Before California Court of Appeals

On January 30, 2018, Nick Jurkowitz argued an important case of first impression before the California Court of Appeals 2nd District. The case involved a medical doctor, wrongly terminated from her residency program, who filed a lawsuit against the residency program and her program director alleging numerous violations, including violations of civil rights based upon violence and discrimination. The residency program moved to compel the action to arbitration, and the superior court granted the residency program’s pe...

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Defends Pharmacy in Fraud Investigation

Henry Fenton, Alexandra de Rivera, Dennis Lee, and Herb Weinberg successfully represented INF Corporation, dba Star Pharmacy, in a fraud investigation in front of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The DHCS, after conducting its investigation and finding no fault, lifted INF's temporary suspension....

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Alexander Kirkpatrick Successfully Reinstates Client in Medi-Cal Program

Alex Kirkpatrick has succeeded in obtaining reinstatement to the Medi-Cal program of a person who was suspended many years ago. The client, “JJ,” who owned a DME supply company, pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor violation of Welfare & Institutions Code § 14107. Based on the conviction, she was excluded by the Medicare program and suspended by Medi-Cal in 1992. JJ continued working under her married name in the healthcare field for another 23 years until her employer ascertained that she was the same perso...

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Obtains Stay Order Preventing Pharmacy Suspension

Herb Weinberg and Randy Hsieh successfully obtained a Stay of Administrative Decision and Order on behalf of a pharmacy before the Superior Court of California on an ex parte basis. In a matter before the Board of Pharmacy, a pharmacy was accused of Pharmacy Law violations. Following hearing, the Board issued a Decision and Order, finding that the pharmacy com...

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All Charges Dismissed Against Fenton Law Group’s Physician Client

Fenton Law Group’s physician client was exonerated of criminal charges on November 21, 2017 by Judge Cormac Carney of the Central District of California, granting the government’s motion to dismiss all charges against the physician. Our firm represented the physician regarding potential civil ramifications of the criminal case (e.g. medical staff and medical board issues). The physician had been charged with numerous felonies after computer repair employees at Best Buy claimed to have found alleged contraband on one of his computers. The case drew national ...

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Fenton Law Group Successfully Represents Primary Care Physician

Henry Fenton and Nick Jurkowitz successfully represented a primary care physician, Dr. Radha Menon, before the Medical Board of California. Dr. Menon was wrongly accused of repeated acts of negligence, the prescription of dangerous drugs without appropriate prior examination, as well as the excessive prescription of controlled substances. The trial resulted in dismissal of the Medical Board Accusation, along with several failed amended Accusations, after the Complainant failed to provide clear and convincing evidence of any wrongdoing. Many of the accusations were based solely on the err...

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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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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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