Clinica de la Mama Kickback Scheme Class Action Investigation
McCuneWright is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare Corporation related to a kickback scheme organized with the prenatal clinic Clinica de la Mama in Georgia that serves Hispanic women. Tenet recently settled two cases in Georgia for $513 million related to this alleged improper kickback scheme. At issue in those cases were the following facilities: Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Medical Center. It has been alleged that Tenet hospitals signed sham contracts whereby Clinica de la Mama would sendpregnant women on Medicaid to Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Medical Center. It is further alleged that Tenet took advantage of pregnant women by causing them to bypass other closer hospitals and travel further during vulnerable times for the sole purpose of receiving kickbacks. More than 20,000 of these referrals took place between 2000 and 2013. If you or someone you know was referred to Atlanta Medical Center or the North Fulton Medical Center by the Clinica de la Mama, please contact us.