08 February 2013

Calif. AG’s Elder Abuse Prosecutors Condoned Sun Healthcare Nursing Home Deaths, Says Victim’s Daughter

By Elder Abuse Exposed.com
February 8, 2013

Calif. Dept. of Justice’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse failed to prosecute Sun Healthcare nursing home deaths, says victim’s daughter

Newport Beach, California resident Deborah S. Calvert has sent Elder Abuse Exposed.com her firsthand, personal story and primary source documents detailing the elder abuse and death reports she filed on behalf of her mother, Evelyn Calvert, and other neglected nursing home residents with prosecutors in the California attorney general’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA).

Deborah Calvert sent elder abuse reports to and spoke on the telephone with then-Deputy Attorney General Claude W. Vanderwold in the BMFEA’s office in Sacramento, California in 2003. But it is important to note that Mark Zahner has been BMFEA’s chief of prosecutions in Sacramento from at least sometime in 2003 to the present in 2013. So, this means that 10 years after Deborah Calvert first contacted Mark Zahner’s BMFEA office in Sacramento, critics are still saying that California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ BMFEA and Mark Zahner are failing to file criminal elder abuse charges against the principal malefactors, the profit-obsessed nursing home owners who are directly responsible for understaffing and the widespread practice of patient records falsification, which predictably lead to systemic and chronic nursing home abuse.

In Deborah Calvert’s elder abuse victim story and reports, which she also filed with other state agencies, including Jacqueline Lincer at the California Department of Health Services and later at California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Licensing and Certification Program, Ms. Calvert made the following allegations (all quotations are Deborah Calvert’s):
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