Widow sues airline, claiming 88-year-old husband’s death was job-related

A federal lawsuit filed against Spirit Airlines by the widow of baggage handler who died at 88 years of age charges that her husband, a two-time Olympic wrestler, died of complications brought on by a work-related injury, and that the airline has refused to pay the resulting medical bills, which reportedly have reached $1 million. […]

Ohio BWC rep to speak in Lima August 21

Michael Fannon of the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation will discuss workers’ compensation fraud with the Lima Exchange Club at Milano Cafe on August 21. Lima News

Georgia: Former correctional officer charged with fraud

A Georgia correctional officer is accused of providing false documents related to a purported 2015 injury. The state claims he filed a workers’ compensation claim in December of 2015, and altered medical documents relating to the injury and presented them to her employer to get additional time off work. WALB

New York surgeon charged with workers’ comp fraud

New York officials say a 69-year-old Utica orthopedic surgeon submitted false bills over the course of more than two years to defraud the state of New York out of more than $14,000 in workers’ compensation claims. On several occasions he allegedly was conducting medical exams near Buffalo at the same times he was billing for […]