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Patients exaggerate injuries for insurance purposes

10th December 2010

Nine in 10 GPs suspect that they have seen patients who have exaggerated their injuries for the sake of insurance claims.

A survey carried out for insurer LV= also suggested that four in five doctors believe they have seen patients who have totally made up an injury for the sake of claiming compensation with GPs citing Britain’s “blame culture” as being behind the rise. They say that whiplash is the most commonly exaggerated injury. LV= spoke to 250 GPs for the poll.

 

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