Pain clinic ads create questions about injuries

/ / Law Blog

You should know that advertisements that aggressively pursue accident patients cast a shadow on the legitimacy of all accident claims.

As Bloomberg News reports, providers of these services treat all patients the same. Providers have financial incentives to prescribe treatments that are questionable in their effectiveness.

The message for you is to not base decisions to hire a physician or attorney solely on advertising. Lawyers and chiropractic-medical providers with big advertising budgets are prone to overcharging and rushing cases so they can get paid as much and as fast as possible.

This approach to law and medicine does not benefit the consumer. It also degrades the integrity of the injury-insurance claim system because insurance adjusters now treat all claims as suspicious.