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Ian A. Scharg

Ian Scharg’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Medicare Appeals Hearing

    Practice Area:
    Health Care
    Date:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Outcome:
    Favorable
    Description:
    Represented Medicare beneficiary in his appeals hearing before an administrative law judge in San Francisco. Formulated the theory and successfully argued that my client's treatment should be covered by Medicare. Client was able to get experimental procedure to stop his severe tinnitus.
  • Child Support Arrearage Modification/Past Disability Recovery

    Practice Area:
    Elder Law
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Favorable to client
    Description:
    Recovered high dollar amount for elderly disabled person in past unpaid benefits and modified child support arrearages.
  • Medicare Coverage Denial Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Health Care
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Favorable
    Description:
    Medicare denied coverage to client while she was receiving palliative care in a nursing home. Was able to successfully argue that she was receiving a higher level of care in order to get Medicare Coverage for client.
  • Large Entertainment Corporation

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Favorable to Client
    Description:
    Client was struck in the face at live show by an entertainer. Through negotiations, film production, and focus groups, my firm was able to settle the case for large sum.
  • Doe v. Assisted Living

    Practice Area:
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Assisted Living Facility let a demented elderly man wander from their facility on multiple occasions. he was found each time near death outside by passer-bys on stormy nights. Luckily, we reached a desirable outcome for our client and he now is in a better facility with memory care.
  • Wandering and Burn Case

    Practice Area:
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    $500,000
    Description:
    $500,000 settlement in 2013 for a demented 100 year-old elder of a Fresno skilled nursing facility who suffered full thickness burns between her shoulder blades. The facility reported to the family that the burns were the result of the elder wandering out of the facility and experiencing prolonged sun exposure. Plaintiff’s expert proved that this was impossible due to the nature of the clothing the elder was reported to be wearing and that based upon the shape and size of the burns, they were most likely caused by scalding liquid. Plaintiff’s counsel contributed $30,000 of the settlement in the name of the affected elder to the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, a statewide nonprofit agency that helps fight against elder physical and financial abuse.
  • Wandering and Fall Case

    Practice Area:
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    $300,000
    Description:
    $300,000 settlement achieved in 2013 against a Sacramento skilled nursing facility that claimed a demented elder had wandered out of their facility and slipped on her own when attempting to strike out at a staff member. The elder suffered a fractured hip which required surgery but led to a full recovery. Our investigation led to an ex-employee who confessed that the fall happened when facility staff lost patience with the elder after having wandered off multiple times earlier that day and then twisted the elder to the ground when she tried to again exit the facility.
  • Nursing Home Neglect

    Practice Area:
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    $100,000
    Description:
    A Sacramento Elder was neglected to the point where the facility let her wither away until she died. Fortunately, we were able to hold the facility accountable for their actions and their continuous understaffing of their facility.
  • Class Action Litigation

    Practice Area:
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Outcome:
    $11.5 Million
    Description:
    $11.5 Million Class Action Settlement achieved in 2013 for residents of an understaffed skilled nursing facility chain. Additionally, approximately $20 Million in additional nursing home staffing is required to be provided over the next three years with special reporting and enforcement requirements. This case involved appellate issues that were decided by the California Supreme Court. The nursing home chain had more than twenty locations throughout the state including locations in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, Redding, Chico, Fairfield, Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and San Diego.