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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 f...

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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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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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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...

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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 incl...

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