7 Steps Insurers Can Take to Cut Opioid Abuse

7 Steps Insurers Can Take to Cut Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse is taking a huge toll in the U.S.…regardless of age, geography or any other measure.  Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths from opioids has nearly quadrupled, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the opioid crisis is...
Rebutting a Life Care Plan

Rebutting a Life Care Plan

How persuasive is a plaintiff’s life care plan? That’s the question defense lawyers typically ask when faced with the plaintiff’s demand for future medical costs in a traumatic injury claim…along with the case the plaintiff makes to back up its demand. The...
Whiplash and its costs to insurers

Whiplash and its costs to insurers

Real injury or carte blanche for diagnostics? Recent studies have shown that whiplash injuries occur in about 1.3 million auto accidents a year. The estimated cost? About $30 billion per year to manage and treat whiplash-related injuries…not to mention the waste...