Allstate recently sued dozens of chiropractic clinics, as well as a few law firms, across the country, claiming that these companies targeted and contacted people who were recently involved in auto collisions through a massive telephone solicitation scheme.
Local clinics named in the lawsuit include Akron Square Chiropractic in Akron, Shaker Square Chiropractic in Cleveland, and Northfield Chiropractic in Bedford Heights.
The lawsuit claims that the defendants are part of an organized attempt to commit insurance fraud and are responsible for more than $10 million in damages as they often billed Allstate for phantom treatments they never performed and consistently over-treated patients.
Certain chiropractors and a few attorneys are notorious not only to the insurance companies but also in the legal community, for bending the rules and placing their own financial interests firmly ahead of their clients. As a general rule, if you are being solicited, particularly by a chiropractor, you should ask around about that company’s reputation before agreeing to sign anything.
It’s important to note that Allstate is not suing any of the patients who received treatment, only the chiropractors and attorneys involved.