Garfunkel Wild Introduces Complimentary Webinar Series “Successfully Navigating Legal Challenges in Nursing Facilities”
Operating a nursing facility in the United States, including in New York, has become quite challenging. If not handled correctly, nursing facilities, their residents, staff and operators face substantial exposure, including risks to health and safety, civil liability and potential criminal exposure. We will provide listeners with practical advice to successfully address common challenges and avoid adverse consequences.
Fraud and Abuse – Lessons from Esformes Case
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: John Martin
In 2006, Philip Esformes was required to pay a $15.4 million settlement to the government, but by 2016 Esformes’s businesses were booming again. He owned 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, flew in a private jet, and was worth tens of millions of dollars. But on July 22, 2018, Esformes was jailed, held without bail, and eventually convicted of multiple felony charges, and ordered to forfeit much of his wealth. He now faces a likely sentence that will jail him for decades. This Webinar will look at the Esformes case to see if there are any lessons that can be taken from the historic downfall of a nursing home empire. We will review the conduct that led to Esformes’ conviction, the failure of his defense, and the crimes of conviction.
After completing the program participants will know:
- What the biggest threats from government prosecutors are to nursing home operators
- What attracts government attention to nursing homes
- What nursing homes and their owners can do to avoid being the next Phillip Esformes