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James Hoyer Lead Investigator Explains Florida Fraud for the Tampa Bay Times

Al Scuderi- Lead Investigator James Hoyer Law FirmJames Hoyer’s lead investigator Al Scudieri was recently interviewed for an article about the abundance of fraud complaints in Florida by Robert Trigaux of the Tampa Bay Times.

Al’s theory as to why fraud is so prevalent in Florida is that:

Florida’s not only the third most populated, its population is different… I think we have a more affluent, elderly population. With a heavier concentration of those demographics in this state, they are the most susceptible…They are the ones bad people want to target.

You can read the full article here.



Whistleblower Suit against Children’s Hospital alleges Overpayment of Doctors

All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, known for its care of sick children and annual telethons, is the focus of a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit which alleges the hospital overpaid some of its doctors in violation of federal law.  The case was profiled in this article by the Tampa Bay Times.

Barbara Schubert, who is represented by the James Hoyer Law Firm, is a former employee who worked for the hospital for more than a decade.  She brought the case forward to expose what she believes are violations of the Stark Statute.  The law is intended to prevent doctors from being tempted to do unnecessary tests and procedures as a way to repay their employer for overly generous compensation.

“The hospital, which is an important part of the community and a source of pride, made some mistakes, went beyond what the rules allow and skirted the regulations,” said James Hoyer Attorney Christopher Casper who is on the team representing Schubert. “The folks in this area deserve to know that the facility they contribute to was doing things it should not be doing.” 

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