Stein Sperling to Present Strategies to Help Chiropractors Avoid Being Targeted by Insurance Companies
“Protect Yourself & Your Assets: A Case Study of An Insurance Company/Chiropractor Lawsuit” Set for June 2
ROCKVILLE, MD (April 28, 2022) — In 2019, State Farm Insurance company filed a $3.7 million civil fraud lawsuit against a Maryland chiropractic practice, alleging a scheme to collect PIP and claimed $3.7 million in damages. The suit was virtually identical to other suits State Farm has brought and seemed to be part of a tactic to use litigation as a means of attacking the chiropractic field.
Rockville-based Stein Sperling defended the Maryland chiropractors in that case, and secured a favorable pre-trial resolution, but not without significant expense to the chiropractic practices.
There is a likelihood that State Farm and other insurance carriers will file similar lawsuits against chiropractic practices in the future, according to Stein Sperling. The litigation process is expensive, and chiropractors are well advised to take appropriate steps and precautions to avoid being targeted by the insurance industry, or at least to be insulated if a suit is brought.
A free virtual seminar set for Thursday June 2, 2022 from 5 to 6 p.m. will share what Stein Sperling learned from the firm’s time litigating this lawsuit, and help chiropractors become informed and thereby able to protect themselves from being a target. Jeff Schwaber, chair of Stein Sperling’s Commercial Litigation group who led the defense of this case, will be interviewed by Fred Balkin, co-chair of Stein Sperling’s Personal Injury department.
To register for “Protect Yourself & Your Assets: A Case Study of An Insurance Company/Chiropractor Lawsuit,” visit steinsperling.com/chirolawsuit.
About Stein Sperling
Founded 43 years ago by Paul Stein, Don Sperling, and Millard Bennett, Stein Sperling is proud of many achievements but especially its attentive and personalized approach to each client that has nurtured the firm’s reputation for excellence, both in Montgomery County and beyond. Connection and confidence are the foundation of Stein Sperling’s culture and define the relationship the firm has with attorneys, staff and clients. With 50 attorneys and 86 staff members, Stein Sperling serves clients in 10 practice areas and at locations including Rockville (headquarters), Frederick, Langley Park, Falls Church and Wheaton.