Allstate has gotten a $7 million default judgment against a California chiropractor that billed for testing that never occurred. The judgment breakdown: $4.87 million in civil penalties, $1.2 million in attorneys’ fees, and $918,516.78 in assessments.
According to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County, this chiro purchased report-writing software that purported to analyze x-rays and form medical opinions and diagnoses, including opinions concerning permanent impairment ratings, instead of, you know, having an actual radiologist read the test. He would have pocketed the difference.
This same chiro got hit for a $4 million judgment in New Jersey, so his scheme was pretty widespread.
I rarely, rarely, rarely find myself saying this. But good for Allstate.