There is a large amount of fraud & abuse in our society where Government billing for health care is concerned. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Physical Therapy Centers and individual doctor practices can over bill the Government for medical services and devices as can pharmacies, drug manufacturers and medical device manufacturers as well as brokers and sellers. The amount of the fraudulent over charges to the Government is enormous, literally in the billions of dollars, which then obviously effects our taxes which have to be raised to cover for the waste and losses. The U.S. Government, for the most part, cannot and does not check medical bills coming in as they do not have the systems or manpower to do that properly. Many private insurance companies can better check bills before they are paid thus preventing payment of a fraudulent bill whereas the Government ordinarily just pays bills presented to it and maybe checks them later after payment is made. This allows well organized fraudsters to run off with huge amounts of money which may never be noticed or recovered.
The Government has thus instituted a system where all of the honest, everyday working people needed by the fraudsters to actually do the physical billing, or other services, can have an avenue to observe and report irregularities all the way up to pure fraud (The Whistle Blower). The Government makes it worthwhile to do this because it will pay up to around 35% of the amount recovered to the whistle blower. This can at times be an extremely high number coming to millions of dollars.
At MedWitness we provide a no charge medical expert review of the claim to make sure that it is meritorious medically. We then assign an attorney to represent you on the claim before the U.S. Government and/or the Federal Court. There is never any charge for our services in these cases unless there is a recovery.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides care that is beneath the standard of care of speciality. This is referred to as medical malpractice or medical negligence and often times results in serious injury and/or death. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that almost 100,000 people die each year from injuries resulting from some form of medical malpractice and many more are injured. If you feel you are the victim of medical malpractice or are an attorney representing a medical malpractice victim please continue to learn how MedWitness, Ltd. can be of assistance.
Medical Malpractice includes Hospital Malpractice and Nursing Home Malpractice. This type of malpractice is generally referred to in the law as enterprise malpractice or enterprise liability. Generally speaking these cases are very similar in nature to medical malpractice cases. MedWitness is qualified to handle any of these types of cases.
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The Social Security Administration provides social security disability payments to persons of all ages who suffer from a qualified and recognized condition of ill being which prevents working. The Government is very strict with respect to approving claims for this type of coverage and so it is important that you submit a properly organized and medically supported claim from the outset. If you do not properly present the claim you could be rejected for coverage or forced to re do everything or even have to take an appeal. These are all very time consuming and expensive prospects which may or may not result in approval of benefits.
MedWitness has medical experts in all fields of medicine with experience in preparing medical reports for Government and Court. Your official Medical Report is possibly the single most important document you can submit and so it makes sense to do this right from the beginning. Our medical doctors have experience at this whereas your private doctor does not. This is all we do. Further, we have access to experienced lawyers as needed during the application process.
If you have an injury that prevents you from working please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you right away.
Personal injury refers to injuries caused to the person by another party. Most personal injuries in the United States come from either a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall or a dog bite. The law expects that all people take proper care to avoid harming another. If someone negligently does something that harms you then you may have a remedy in the law. In order to proceed with a personal injury lawsuit you need an attorney to represent you in court and a medical expert to testify in court with respect to the nature and extent of your injury(s). MedWitness provides medical experts in any field of medicine anywhere in the nation. For those who need an attorney MedWitness also can often times provide a referral to an attorney experienced in personal injury law. See 'Find a Lawyer' page.
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Disability in the law refers to a person who has been injured and as a result of that injury is unable to either work at all or work in a chosen profession. Disability can result from any type of medical malpractice or other injury to the person.
There are options available to you if you have been injured. You may be eligible for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits or Workers Compensation. Our medical experts can work with you to assess your case, determine merit and help assemble legal representation to help. If you are an individual suffering from a disability or a lawyer looking for expert advisement then MedWitness, Ltd. can help.
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It is a very serious matter if and when a State Medical Board brings charges against a licensed physician. We have either or both lawyers and medical experts to review such charges and help in the doctor's defense. We have been involved in many different types of Board defense cases including allegations related to opiate prescribing, billing procedures, medical necessity, kickbacks and fitness for practice. We urge any physician facing a State Medical Board Notice or Charge to take the action very seriously and act upon it as soon as possible. We have found that at times physicians fail to comprehend the seriousness of what's going on or feel that they can informally handle the matter in their due time. These are potential fatal mistakes as the State Board would not take these actions absent what they believe is good cause shown and where they believe that they will be able to prove their case and impose very serious sanctions.
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