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Worker’s Compensation Expert Witnesses

Worker’s Compensation Expert Witnesses

Lawsuits involving workers compensation have become quite complex. As the cost of medical care increases and workers recover from injuries that would have been fatal a few short years ago, catastrophic workers compensation litigation has become very complicated and necessitates an expert witness. The definition of a catastrophic injury traditionally included traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, severe burns, and multiple traumas. More recently however, claims that reach $1M are often deemed catastrophic.

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Medical Billing Expert Witnesses & Medicare Fraud

Medical Billing Expert Witnesses & Medicare Fraud

What areas may medical billing expert witnesses consult on? They have many areas of expertise including medical coding, healthcare administration, medical fraud, and more. In the news, Valencia, CA, Dr. Gary J. Ordog was indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of health care fraud. Ordog is accused of submitting $2.5M of false claims to Medicare.

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Insurance Fraud Expert Witnesses

Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute describes insurance fraud as “any duplicitous act performed with the intent to obtain an improper payment from an insurer… Detecting insurance fraud is difficult because of the surreptitious nature by which the criminal perpetrates the fraud.” In the courtroom, insurance fraud expert witnesses may testify on insurance scams, insurance premiums, policy misrepresentation, bad faith, and more.

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Insurance Experts To Testify on Massassachusetts Insurance Plan

Insurance expert witnesses will testify on behalf of the Massachusetts Fair Access to Insurance Requirements proposal for a state wide rate hike of 6.8%. The average rate increase of 7.2% was rejected in 2012. The FAIR Plan’s GC Robert Tommasino plans on having experts provide more evidence to support the need for an increase.

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Insurance Expert On Life Insurance Coverage

A recent InsuranceQuotes.com survey revealed that of the 61 percent of Americans who have life insurance, over a third don’t completely understand what their policy contains. Life insurance expert Tony Steuer, CLU, LA, CPFFE, a Chartered Life Underwriter Life and Disability Insurance Analyst, wants to change that.

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Insurance Expert On Cancer Survival Rate

Speaking for the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance , Jesse Slome says that 66% of Americans diagnosed with cancer are now surviving past five years. The insurance expert is director the independent national trade organization which serves those who offer long-term care insurance and other planning solutions.

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Finance Expert On Australian Insurance Companies

Some of Australia’s biggest insurance companies may lose business due to homeowner’s frustration after the earthquakes in Canterbury. Finance expert Dr. Michael Naylor is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Massey University and says some insurance companies are getting negative publicity regarding how they have handled insurance claims.

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Insurance Experts On Homeowner’s Liability

Insurance Experts On Homeowner’s Liability

Insurance experts at the Insurance Information Institute report there are 105,000 trampoline claims filed annually. This liability may cause homeowners to be dropped from their homeowners’ policy.

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Insurance Experts Speak At The Federal Insurance Office Conference

Insurance Experts Speak At The Federal Insurance Office Conference

At the Federal Insurance Office Conference, December 9, 2011, Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin spoke on “Insurance Regulation in the United States: Modernization and Improvement.”

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Insurance Expert On Hospital Billing Errors

Insurance expert Brett Goldstein says few people realize that more than 90 percent of all hospital bills contain errors. Goldstein is the author of “The Retirement Crisis: Why You May Retire Into Poverty” (IM Press, LTD September 2011) and was billed over $30,000 when his daughter broke her leg.

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