The following information was provided to the Mission Hills Business Improvement District by the Worker’s Compensation Action Network:
The DA Wants to Hear From You! Come to the Free Workers Compensation Action Network Town Hall & Luncheon Featuring Deputy District Attorney Dominic Dugo
Friday, June 15, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse
5255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
JOIN US FOR LUNCH!
Come to the free Town Hall sponsored by the Workers’ Compensation Action Network featuring San Diego County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dominic Dugo. He will discuss increased state and local efforts to prosecute workers’ compensation fraud, how massive fraud schemes victimize both employers and injured workers in Southern California, and offer suggestions on how to recognize workers’ comp fraud.
Chief Deputy Dominic Dugo will also provide an overview of the San Diego approach to combatting abuse which includes the largest premium and provider fraud cases ever prosecuted in the county. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has one of the best programs in the country. Their focus combines innovative Crime Prevention with quality Investigations and Prosecutions of workers’ compensation fraud, which is producing outstanding results for the community.
The Workers’ Compensation Action Network is a broad-based, statewide coalition that has successfully fought for reforms to provide state and local officials more tools to combat workers’ compensation fraud to help meet dual goals of stable costs for employers and higher benefits for injured workers. Since 2012, Governor Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation designed to improve system efficiency, reduce conflict and litigation, and stem abuses by service providers. These reforms are delivering higher benefits to California workers while stabilizing employer costs. Despite these reforms, California’s system remains the most costly and litigious in the nation and vulnerable to evolving forms of fraud and abuse, particularly in Southern California.
Complimentary lunch will be provided.
Why Crack Down on Workers’ Comp Fraud?
Fraud hurts both employers and injured workers. It inflates employer costs, clogs the injured workers’ compensation court and administrative systems, delays the resolution of claims, diverts limited system resources, and exploits injured workers who do not receive the medical care needed to property heal from their injuries.
GUEST SPEAKER DOMINIC DUGO
San Diego County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dominic Dugo oversees the Insurance Fraud, Economic Crimes, and Victim Services Divisions for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACTION NETWORK
For additional information about the Worker’s Compensation Action Network, please contact Maryann Marino, at (949) 375-0856 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org