Lower Extremity Injuries and Malpractice: Identifying False or Exaggerated Claims presented by Lee Weatherly at CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference
Lee Weatherly presented Lower Extremity Injuries and Malpractice: Identifying False or Exaggerated Claims at CLM & Business Insurance Worker’s Compensation Conference in Chicago, IL.
May 24, 2017 1:30 PM
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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