No Fault litigation is quickly becoming one of the largest practice areas in law today. There is a specific courtroom in each of the five boroughs entirely dedicated to No Fault litigation in New York.
Help for Medical Professionals Affected by No-Fault Litigation
No-fault plans were supposed to help by lowering insurance premiums. Unfortunately, no-fault regulations spurned a billion-dollar-a-year “no fault fraud industry.”
In the state of New York, the no-fault plan suddenly and unexpectedly resulted in a flood of litigation beginning around 1995. According to the New York State Insurance Department and the New York Court of Appeals, a billion-dollar-a-year “no fault fraud industry” has emerged, in which criminal rings recruit conspirators to pile into automobiles which are to be involved in deliberate or staged accidents. The alleged victims are subsequently referred to compliant “medical clinics” which supply unnecessary, questionable or redundant treatment or medical supplies.
To combat this, the New York State Insurance Department amended the no-fault regulations in 2002 to make it more difficult for the fraudsters.
Although the number of fraudulent lawsuits has lessened, no-fault litigation is reported to constitute 25 percent of all lawsuits filed in the New York City Civil Court. There is even a specific courtroom in each of the five boroughs entirely dedicated to no-fault litigation.
However, legitimate medical offices are often caught in the crossfire when it comes to no-fault litigation. Levine & Blit, PLLC can help. Call 212-967-3000 today for a free telephone evaluation of your case.
The Real Victims of No Fault Fraud – Medical Offices
Who are the real victims of no-fault fraud? We believe it is legitimate medical professionals. Medical offices are being portrayed in a negative light, when in many cases the insurance companies are the ones committing fraud.
These insurance companies conduct “independent medical examinations” (IMEs). How independent are these exams when the insurance company is paying for them?
Our skilled no-fault attorneys have represented numerous professionals in the medical field, including:
- Medical clinics
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Medical supply companies
- Transportation companies
Representation for Legitimate Medical Professionals
If you are a medical professional in need of a no fault attorney, we here at Levine & Blit can provide you just the help you need. Our no fault lawyers currently represent various medical providers including but not limited to hospitals, medical clinics, physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, dentists, neurologists, orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, medical supply companies, transportation companies, and many more.
Contact our New York firm for a free phone evaluation of your case. Call 212-967-3000 today.