Much has been discussed about the rising costs of health care in this country. What hasn’t been discussed, however—and what ends up costing millions of dollars on its own—is medical claim fraud.

There are those who will continue to make a healthy living from motor vehicle accidents in which the involved parties allege injuries, are treated by phantom medical practitioners, and are represented by shadowy advisers.

While in many cases the parties may actually have suffered some degree of injury, it is the inflation of treatment and billing along with the outright fabrication of injuries and treatment that causes unwarranted payments. These payments can quickly reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in a single case.

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