one quarter mile of the site including a day care center (CDC 2003). d. What are the public perceptions of the hazard? Public perceptions would be the concern that the soil fumigant is poison and causing serious health concersn to anyone with the vicinity of the fields. Concern for the day care center included as children are exposed and spend adequate amounts of time outdoors which includes the chemical
Nysha Moore Nurse Injects Patients with Lidocaine 1. Examine how the evidence showed – when there were no eyewitnesses – that the defendant was the one who killed the 12 patients. 2. Discuss the processes hospitals should implement to prevent such occurrences (e.g. hiring practices and background checks). For this particular case, there does not have to be an eyewitness to prove that the defendant is responsible of the death of the 12 patients.
Furthermore, identity theft considered as forgery seeking to use the identifying information of another person without legal authorization or permission. For instance, identity theft may make represent with these crimes: bank fraud, document fraud. One realistic case include networking security breach and identity theft represent with what happened in Accretive Health in July 211, Accretive Health is known and popular provider of medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals. So the story begin in
Before the original case started the petitioner and dentist, Charles Thomas Sell, whom had a prior history of mental illness was charged with submitting false insurance claims to receive payments on May 16, 1997. The government then issued a motion for a psychiatric examination of Mr. Sells to determine whether or not he was competent to stand trial. After the evaluation Mr. Sell was ruled to be competent to stand trial but determined that Sells might have a psychotic episode in the future. On November 1997, an indictment was issued to charge Charles Sell and his partner with multiple counts of mail fraud, Medicaid fraud, and money laundering. Approximately six months later Charles Sells and his wife were indicted once more with intimidating
Incidentally, the pair ran connection cables through the ceiling and down to the network switch, where it was linked to port sixteen, and acquired internet access. Once they were connected, they viewed articles on home-made drugs, submitting fraudulent tax returns, and credit cards. In addition, they stole the identity of another inmate and applied his name and social security number for five different credit card applications. Investigators discovered an inventory of hacking tools, as well as brute force password crackers, an email spamming program, and a Java-based tool employed to perpetrate man-in-the-middle attacks. The abundance of prohibited programs allowed the pair to grant passes to prisoners and to retrieve inmate records such as disciplinary records, sentencing data, and prisoner locations.
A leading heart researcher at the Harvard Medical School and former chief of Cardiology at the Boston Children’s Hospital was indicted for embezzlement. He is accused of stealing $7.6 million from Boston Children’s Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Children’s Hospital. Bernardo Nadal-Ginard who previously served as both President and Treasurer with the foundation diverted money from the foundation into his personal account on several occasions during 1992. Following days of trial the court ordered him to repay $6.5 million to the foundation (Boston Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc. v. Bernardo Nadal-Ginard,
In March 2006 the White House and the Congress reached a compromised on of the controversial articles of the Patriot Act and new provisions were approved. Under the renewed act, when the government seeks information, the request can be challenged in court; additionally, suspects have the right to legal counsel. Added was The Combat Methamphetamine Act of 2005 which required retailers to maintain records of over-the-counter meds needed to produce this deadly drug. Some less controversial articles were renewed, for example: (1) The government has the right to intercept communications, (2) Internet and e-mail providers to hand over records. The Senate made substantial changes while the House reauthorization bill permanently retained most of the original language.
For most companies, a negligence case can become very costly even leading to bankruptcy. Consequently, do to increase in consumer injuries from defective products, the government created the he Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as a means to help manage consumer protection. Furthermore, the recall initiative addresses the situation of informing and/or removing consumer and companies about defective or dangerous products in the marketplace. What’s more, within the CPSC, various statutes passed by Congress, help in regulating safety for a variety of industries; for instance, the Poison Prevention Packaging Act protects children under age five from poisoning caused to open containers; or the more obscure Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act establishes safety standards associated with pools and spas dangers (Seaquist, 2012).
Most people in the state of Alabama are aware of the HealthSouth scandal due to former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman being convicted of crimes of bribery, and honest services fraud along with former CEO Richard Scrushy. The HealthSouth fraud case was also one of the first fraud cases tried under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. HealthSouth officers were cooking-books and shell games trying to mask the fraud that was occurring by acquiring companies, overstating cash balances, falsifying financial statements earnings releases as well as annual reports. The fraud also involved booking the accounts receivable amounts as income instead of collectable income, fictitious fixed assets such as office equipment, recording the sale of shares in another
The report, while shocking some, however came as no surprise to Aegile Fernandez, programme director with Tenaganita, simply because she remembers with clarity the first time she heard about human organ trafficking in Malaysia. “It was in 2009, when word reached me that organs were being trafficked in Johor and linked to Indonesia and Singapore – the triangle of one of the hotspots where this activity was taking place. (Alphonsus,
P alleges false arrest. P alleges he was visiting his grandmother in a NYCHA building when MOS approached him and arrested him for trespassing. P alleges that a trespass notice was issued to him by NYCHA which prohibited him entering NYCHA property which is not his residence. P alleges that he was removed from the excluded people list and he showed the MOS paperwork showing that he was removed from the list. P alleges at the precinct he suffered an asthma an attack and was taken to the hospital.
Residents were left soiled and unattended and one night shift saw staff make 28 drug errors. The inquest heard concerns about staffing, training and use of medicine. A CQC inspection gave orchid view a ‘good’ rating in 2010. Actions have been taken by the CQC to improve their investigations and lessons have been learnt. County coroner Penelope Schofield found there had been ‘institutional abuse throughout the home’ and that the home had been ‘completely
The HIPAA privacy rule was established to protect individual 's medical records and other personal health information (HHS.gov). It also gives the right to patients to obtain a copy of their medical records. Cignet Health was fined $4.3M after discovering that two of their hospitals violated the HIPAA privacy rule on 41 separate occasions (hipaajournal.com). They violated the privacy rule by refusing to provide patients with a copy of their own medical records. the privacy violations took place between December 2008 thru October 2009.
Alberto Gonzales v. Angel McClary Raich, 545 U.S Facts: California passed the “Compassionate Use Act of 1996” which allowed for ill residents to use medical marijuana for medical purposes. The respondents, Angel Raich and Diane Morson suffered from several illness that only medical marijuana could treat. They were growing marijuana in their home, and had their plants destroyed by DEA agents. The Defendant sued the Attorney General, arguing that Congress had exceeded their interstate commerce clause authority in legislating the behavior of a local citizen, consuming a locally grown herb in his own home, after the act was passed.
Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) Facts: Two plaintiff, Griswold and Buxton, were the Executive and Medical Directors for Planned Parenthood League at Connecticut State respectively. They had been accused and later convicted and fined $100 each for violating the Connecticut Comstock Act of 1873. The Act illegalized any use of drugs, medical item, or any other appliance for the purposes of preventing conception. Griswold and Buxton had been found quilt of giving information, medical advices, and counselling to couples about family planning.