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Medical Errors in Massachusetts Cost Hundreds of Millions

A new survey has found that nearly 62,000 medical errors in Massachusetts in one year cost about $617 million for follow-up care. The Boston Globe reports that the survey released Monday by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is …

Rochester Property Owner Indicted for Defrauding Banks, Insurance Companies

Prominent upstate New York landlord Robert Morgan is charged in a 114-count federal indictment with defrauding banks and insurance companies out of millions of dollars by inflating property values and insurance claims while managing his expansive real estate portfolio. The …

Pennsylvania Woman Convicted of Six Counts in Insurance Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia woman has been convicted of most charges in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property. Jurors in Bucks County deliberated for more than four hours before convicting 71-year-old Claire Risoldi on six …

Maryland County to Host Disaster Assistance Center

A Maryland county is hosting a disaster assistance center in response to damage from last week’s tornado. The Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services opened Thursday, July 27, and will stay open through Thursday, August 3. It will be …

Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Setting Fire to His Rhode Island Business

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for setting fire to his restaurant to collect nearly $1 million in insurance. The U.S. attorney’s office in Rhode Island says 51-year-old Daniel Saad, of Spencer, was sentenced …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice for Winter Storm Damage

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week’s winter storm, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. “Most standard homeowners’ insurance policies …

U.S. Blizzard Grounds Flights, Raises Power as Trump Tweets

A late-winter storm is about to bury the eastern U.S. in snow. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, wholesale power prices surged and natural gas futures rallied as the storm prepared to spin up the Atlantic Coast, threatening New York …

Rhode Island Chiropractic Office Sued for Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme

An insurance company is suing a Providence, R.I., chiropractic office, alleging its owner falsified medical records to boost insurance claims and paid kickbacks to personal injury lawyers who referred clients. The Providence Journal reports the lawsuit filed by Allstate Insurance …

Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Virginia Police Urge Caution When Making Post Hurricane Matthew Repairs

Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure …