CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference – Lee Weatherly presented
May 24, 2017 / Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL
Lee Weatherly presented, Lower Extremity Injuries and Malpractice: Identifying False or Exaggerated Claims, at the CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference in Chicago, Illinois on May 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Foot and ankle injuries on private property and in the workplace are common. The overall high incidence of genuine foot problems makes fraudulent or exaggerated ones difficult to identify. In the general population, one study that analyzed 31 different epidemiological foot and ankle studies encompassing over 75,000 people age 45 and older found that 24% had frequent foot pain and 15% had frequent ankle pain. For persons under age 45, one study found the incidence of foot pain was over 10%. This session will focus on factors to consider when investigating the legitimacy of foot and ankle claims, including footwear, surface, social and activity issues and methods to expose fraudulent or exaggerated claims.
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