Insurance exists to protect you in case of an emergency. You rely on it to cover your expenses in an accident, and it is a necessary part of your health care needs. That coverage comes with an expectation of adhering to specific rules and guidelines. Allegations of abusing an insurance policy hold serious ramifications, both within the state of Oklahoma and at the federal level.
If you have been accused of committing insurance fraud, you have the right to be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our lawyers at the law office of J. Patrick Quillian, P.C., have the skill set necessary to prepare a strategic defense to protect your future.
What Constitutes Insurance Fraud?
From the firm’s office in Oklahoma City, our lawyers handle insurance fraud cases of automobile insurance claims, workers’ compensation and health care insurance, including government-funded programs such as Medicaid.
Cases of auto insurance fraud are taken very seriously, and fraudulent workers’ compensation claims may result in fines up to $10,000 and incarceration for up to seven years.
Medicaid fraud accusations may include elder abuse and present in a variety of ways, including:
- Billing for more expensive treatments or services that those provided
- Private financial arrangements for provider pay in exchange for billing
- Billing for hours and/or services not provided
- Double billing multiple insurance companies for the same service or procedure
- Billing for services that prove medically unnecessary
While billing errors may easily occur, they may be tried in a federal court. Depending on the severity of your allegations and how they are handled, you may be facing felony charges. You need an experienced white collar crime lawyer to fight for the best outcome possible.