After Auto Accidents 'Runners' Pressure Potential Chiropractic Clients

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Jun. 6, 2011 12:00 am  

“He stated to me that I was wrong for not coming back into the office,” Johnson said. “He would lose his bonus.”

He then told her he was going to call her insurance company and report her for fraud, she said.

Johnson filed a police report with the Pine Bluff Police Department to get Walker to stop calling, and she filed a complaint against Glover with the Chiropractic Board.

Walker denied Jackson’s allegations and said she was the one who brought up getting paid.

Glover said at the hearing that he didn’t exercise any control over Walker. And he said he didn’t know what happened between Walker and Jackson.

No action was taken against Walker or Glover.


Preying on Minorities

Leslie Maurine Armstrong, who provided patient referrals for chiropractor Christopher Cathey of Little Rock, sat for a sworn deposition in 2004 in which she revealed how the world of running operated.

Armstrong, who began working for Cathey in 2003, testified that she would receive a list of names of people who had been involved in auto accidents. She said the person who compiled the list took the names from police reports and received between $250 and $300 a day.

The target was African-Americans, she said.

“Black people are a prey,” Armstrong said. “You can get a lot of them basically.”



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