Allstate Insurance, a publicly held personal lines insurer, has filed a medical fraud lawsuit against six physicians and five medical professional corporations, seeking to recover $3.8m.
The defendants include Conrad Robert Williams, Michael I. Bley, Barry Alan Dublin, Michael George Alleyne, Victor R. Sharobeem and Marat Tsirlin as well as Targee Medical Services, Allmed Medical, Flatlands Medical, Michael Alleyne Medical Doctor, VAS Medical.
The complaint alleges that the defendants routinely submitted fraudulent billing for medical examinations and diagnostic tests that were never performed as per standards, and/or were not intended to benefit the patients who purportedly were subjected to them.
Allstate has filed 47 fraud lawsuits in New York State since 2003 seeking more than $235m in damages, while the recent complaint has been filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, no-fault fraud is costing millions of dollars year-after-year for New Yorkers.
Allstate spokesperson Allison McMahon said, "We need lawmakers to enact meaningful insurance reform that puts the citizens of New York first."