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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

CT Personal Injury Lawyer Charged In Insurance Fraud Scheme

The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that a Connecticut attorney has been "charged with nine federal offenses" related to an insurance fraud scheme.  The article reports:

As alleged in the indictment, Haddad, who lives in Orange, and the others defrauded insurance companies by exaggerating the auto accident injuries sustained by Haddad's clients, and the cost of their medical care, to justify larger monetary settlements with insurance companies. Authorities say more than 10 insurance carriers lost a total of approximately $2.5 million. The Connecticut Post lists Travelers, Metropolitan, Progressive, Esurance and Nationwide as being among those that were defrauded from December 2006 to February 2010.

In June, Allstate and Deerbrook insurance companies filed a federal civil lawsuit against Haddad and others involved allegedly involved in the scheme. According to the suit, beginning in 2006, Haddad and others began to "defraud Allstate by submitting bils for medical treatment that was unneccessary, worthless, and often based on fictitious clinical findings or diagnosis."

Thanks to Lisa-Smith Butler for the alert. 

- SBS

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Comments

Our personal injury attorney in Rapid City SD told us about this, shaking his head the whole time. It's always sad, and somewhat off putting to hear when people that should be championing justice betray it.

Posted by: thiagodaluz7 | Aug 13, 2013 3:42:12 PM

I have a friend who is a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver and he, too, was appalled at this. Don't these other lawyers know what ethics are?

Posted by: Anne L | Sep 30, 2013 8:10:55 AM

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