Insurance fraud expert witnesses may testify on insurance claims, insurance regulations, and associated matters. On their website, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud writes:
Fraud is Big
Insurance fraud is hard to measure because so much goes undetected, and complete research has yet to be done. Still, we have enough evidence to know that fraud is widespread – and expensive.
Healthcare fraud alone costs Americans $54 billion a year, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates.
More than one third of people hurt in auto accidents exaggerate their injuries. This adds $13-$18 billion to America’s annual insurance bill, notes a study by the Rand Institute for Civil Justice.
Nearly one third of doctors exaggerate the severity of a patient’s illness to help the patient avoid early discharge from a hospital, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.