Saturday, April 1, 2023
Fraud from inside and outside the courtroom - at adjustercom.net
From the very beginning of the Sim Hoffman, M.D. workers’ compensation claims fraud case in Orange County, one of the district attorney’s theories and claims was that Dr. Hoffman charged large fees to the claims payers for 3-D MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Images) that were never done.
There was testimony from Beverly Mitchell, Dr. Hoffman’s office manager, through the prosecutor stating she asked Dr. Hoffman about the software for the 3D MRIs and Hoffman replied, “I have it at home. I’ll bring it in.” This information came up multiple times as the case progressed. It was told by the DA that Louis Santillan, the collector and hearing rep, asked about the 3D MRI software, as well. According to the DA, Hoffman replied the same as he had to Beverly Mitchell, that he would bring it in.
So, it was believed by the prosecution that Dr. Hoffman couldn’t have produced 3D MRIs because he didn’t even have the software, or else, if he had it, he didn’t have it installed.
It was explicitly implied that if Hoffman didn’t have the software installed he definitely wasn’t making the MRIs 3-D. Beverly Mitchell asking about the software implied she couldn’t read any 3D MRIs. It seemed no one could, and that Hoffman couldn’t either, and he was a... Read More
It was a significant shock when all 884 counts were dismissed against Sim Hoffman, M.D. on a successful 995 motion by the defense in December of 2013.
The Indictment came down in May of 2011... Read More