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David Hoffman Featured in VICE News Investigative Story

Professor David Hoffman

January 04, 2022

Kline Law Professor David R. Hoffman, who teaches courses on patient safety and healthcare regulations, was featured in “How Nursing Homes Hide Profits While Residents Suffer,” an in-depth investigative story from VICE News. The piece centers around Life Care Centers of America, a company running for-profit nursing home facilities throughout the United States.

In the early 2000s, whistleblowers claimed that Life Care understaffed its nursing homes to increase profits and that residents suffered as a result. This ultimately led Life Care to settle a lawsuit with the Department of Justice and agree to a corporate integrity agreement.

As part of this agreement, Hoffman was appointed as a federal monitor to help improve resident care and safety in Life Care nursing homes. He was in the role from 2006 to 2010.