by Max Brantley
Defendants solicit auto accident victims by phone and in-person on behalf of local chiropractors, often using false identities and falsely claiming to represent an insurance company, with the assurance of helping the accident victim get an insurance settlement and medical benefits in exchange for a share of the insurance claim paid to the chiropractor who treats the accident victim.
This activity harasses and deceives auto accident victims, sometimes leads to unnecessary chiropractic treatment that makes consumers subject to medical liens filed by chiropractors, and endangers the health of accident victims by steering accident victims to chiropractors rather than medical doctors regardless of the
accident victim’s clinical needs.
Roger Pleasant and his employees are known as chiropractic “runners.” They collect consumer information from accident reports, and then solicit business on behalf of the chiropractors who pay them if the consumer seeks treatment from the chiropractor.
Pleasant and his employees are accused of lying to consumers, repeatedly calling the consumers on the phone and showing up at consumers’ home or workplace in efforts to coerce consumers into visiting the chiropractor for whom they were working.