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Warshafsky Law Wins Half a Million for the Falsely Imprisoned

Holds Health Care Criminals Accountable for Psychiatric Ward Scheme

At an Overeaters Anonymous meeting in Milwaukee, a person trying to better himself and improve his health was approached by someone who claimed to be a “health spa representative”. The representative used a friendly approach with the young man, subtly suggesting that perhaps his problem was not just an enslavement to the multitude of culinary delights that Wisconsin had to offer. Instead, his problem was deeply psychological and he needed to seek treatment.

Her company, claimed the representative, would pay for his transportation to a health spa where he could reset his body and begin to live the life he wanted to live by losing the extra weight holding him captive. The young man agreed, he did want help, because inside of him was a healthy person stuck in a vortex of shame and nutritional duress. He agreed to pursue treatment through the representative’s company.

Later he was picked up in a limo, signed a waiver which had been impressed upon him as standard paperwork for the spa facility and an agreement to be treated, and was promptly dropped off at a psychiatric facility and held against his will for over a year. This was not the health spa he was promised. This was an asylum where he was surrounded by the mentally infirm. He signed the paper and signed away his right to leave freely.

Money-Grubbing Malpractice Harms Thousands of Individuals

False Imprisonment in Psychiatric HospitalThousands of people across the country were deceived in this manner in the late 80s and early 90s. This racket took advantage of the gap between health insurance companies and for-profit medical institutions like the Psychiatric Institutes of America, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America. These institutions came under fire in the 90s for bribing physicians to falsify diagnoses, charge for treatments that were never given, and even made up patients that didn’t exist, all for the purpose of billing insurance companies and pocketing the payments, driving up insurance premiums for every American. The personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law promised to pursue justice for these wronged individuals.

The Overeaters Anonymous grift wasn’t the only way this fraud was implemented. A mother would become concerned because she thought her teenager was using drugs or had a drug problem. They would go to their doctor and the child would fess up to using an assortment of mind-altering substances. The doctor would, instead of diagnosing the child as a drug abuser and recommend rehabilitation treatment, diagnose the child as having a psychological disorder that spawned the drug use. Insurance companies will often cover up to a million dollars in psychiatric treatment, but only up to $50,000 in drug treatment. An altered diagnosis can mean a big payoff for the for-profit medical company that owns the psychiatric treatment institution.

Personal Injury Firm in Milwaukee Has Zero Tolerance for Hospitals Who Unlawfully Profit

Mental patients are easy to take advantage of because you cannot definitively test for mental disorders, as you can for high cholesterol, for example. These institutions can easily hold people captive because of the inherent implication of mental illness: most often a person does not think they are mentally ill. They think their behavior is normal, which is why they exhibit that behavior. Therefore, it is easy to falsely imprison someone, claiming they have a mental disorder. Even if a person is completely sane, they are not able to defend themselves because the defense is the same for the sane and insane alike: “I’m not crazy, I don’t need to be here.” In this way, thousands of people were falsely imprisoned in psychiatric institutions, making millions of dollars for a few corrupt individuals that seized upon the weaknesses in an unregulated, for-profit medical system.

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Warshafsky Law Firm represented fifteen people in a case of fraud and false imprisonment against the owners of three psychiatric hospitals located in Wisconsin. These hospitals, located in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Prescott, engaged in this fraudulent campaign in the late 80s and early 90s to fill empty hospital beds and extract insurance benefits from patients who did not need to be hospitalized. These unnecessary hospitalizations caused serious emotional trauma to these fraud victims. The medical malpractice attorneys of Warshafsky helped them to win over $500,000, worth almost $900,000 in today’s value.

This case is another example of a Society Changing Judgement won by Warshafsky Law. The people who created this billion-dollar con game hurt thousands of individuals across America, and cost American taxpayers millions of dollars in elevated premiums due to insurance fraud, pocketing those millions of dollars for personal gain.

Take Advantage of a Free Consultation with Warshafsky Law Today

No win, no fee. You don’t pay a penny until you receive compensation. If you have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of others, whether medical personnel or others, we encourage you to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys. We can advise as to whether you have legal grounds for a lawsuit, how much you might reasonably expect to get in compensation, and how the entire process works.

Assuming you have a strong case and agree to let us represent you, we will ask for no payment from you until your case has been resolved and you have received compensation. Additionally, our No Win, No Fee policy ensures that if we do not prevail in securing financial compensation for your injuries, you will not owe us a thing.

It Is Important to File Your Claim Soon

When people choose their Wisconsin personal injury lawyer based on the endorsement of a football player or actor, they risk choosing an attorney who has never won more money in a courtroom. Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages.

Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky. Insurance companies know: it IS about the money.

In Wisconsin, there is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This means unless you file a legal claim for your injury quickly, your case will not be heard by a court and you will have no recourse for the damages you have incurred.

While it is true cases can sometimes drag on for years, this does not mean that after the hourglass is empty, they somehow expire and are taken off the docket. The sooner you contact Warshafsky’s advocates, the sooner we can evaluate and prepare your case. Consult a lawyer if you have been wrongfully injured, even if it seems like your insurance company is working on your behalf. Insurance companies will try to delay their way out of liability; one of the “3 Ds” of how insurance companies get rich by screwing you out of payment: Deny, Delay, Defend. Don’t let your compensation pass you by.

Contact our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
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