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 …
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 …
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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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 …
Marissa Kase Segal will be presenting “The Trend of Group Practice: Its Pros and Cons” at the Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) on March 28, 2017. During the presentation, Marissa will discuss group practices and management service organizations (MSOs).
Henry Fenton, Nick Jurkowitz and Dennis Lee successfully represented neurosurgeon Sean Armin, M.D. in an appeal seeking damages for Dr. Armin under the hospital whistleblower statute and Unruh Civil Rights Act.
Dr. Armin had previously filed a religious discrimination and wrongful discharge action against the hospital where he worked, and a Superior Court granted in part the hospital’s anti-SLAPP motion, and awarded attorney fees to the hospital. Dr. Armin appealed, and the Court of Appeal reversed the decision, denying both the motion to strike Dr. Armin’s section 1278.5 action and …
Nick Jurkowitz successfully represented a doctor in an appeal of his revoked Medicare billing privileges.
The doctor was terminated from the New Jersey Medicaid program in April 2016, and his Medicare billing privileges were revoked under New Jersey’s 42 CFR 424.535(a)(12). His inability to bill Medicare patients was a severe hindrance to his practice. Nick Jurkowitz assisted the doctor in an appeal, and the revocation was rescinded. His Medicare billing privileges were reinstated retroactively to his termination date so that there was no lapse in billing.
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Henry Fenton and Herb Weinberg obtained an acquittal with respect to all criminal charges regarding Health & Safety Code §111440 – Misbranding Drug and Health & Safety Code §111295 – Adulterating Drug, on behalf of a pharmacy and the pharmacist in charge, brought by the Office of the California Attorney General.
Henry Fenton successfully represented physician and surgeon, Howard M. Siegel, M.D., who was seeking to terminate his probation. The Decision and Order of the Medical Board of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, State of California will become effective on December 29. 2016.
In a similar matter, Alexandra de Rivera successfully represented Venkata Subba Reddy Pulakanti, M.D. in his petition for reinstatement of his physician’s and surgeon’s certificate. The decision will become effective on December 22, 2016.