BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced May 22 that his office has taken action against Kris-Leigh Catered Living of Severna Park LLC and its owners (“Kris-Leigh”) for allegations of violating the Maryland False Health Claims Act.
According to Frosh’s office, Kris-Leigh submitted false claims to the Maryland Medicaid Program, billing for services that were never rendered or were negligently substandard. According to allegations, the defendants – among other charges – failed to properly diagnose heart attacks, heed pleas for help and give residents proper nourishment.
“When people are not being fed, when they are suffering injuries in their own residences and when their pleas for help go unanswered, they are not getting the assisted living services to which they are entitled,” Frosh said. “These patients deserve to be treated with care, dignity and respect. Our office will stand with them and will recoup the monies paid by the state for the services these Marylanders failed to receive.”
Frosh seeks civil penalties and the awarding of treble damages to the state. His office filed the lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.