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Show Me The Money 5: 2010 ICBC Doctor and Lawyer Billings Released


Its hard to believe this is my fifth installment of this series but its that time of year again.   ICBC has released their Statements and Schedules of Financial Information for 2010.  (You can click here, here, here, and here for my previous 4 discussions of this topic).
As discussed last year, this annual report contains a lot of interesting information.  None more so than the billings of “Suppliers of Goods and Services“.  Some of the Suppliers of Goods and Services are Lawyers and Doctors.  If you browse through this annual report you can see just how much any given lawfirm or doctor has been paid by ICBC in the 2010 Calendar Year.
ICBC routinely uses the services of a handful of doctors.  A quick look through this data reveals just how profitable the “Independent Medical Examination” business really can be.  Here are some highlighted reported ICBC doctor billings for 2010:
Dr. Paul B Bishop:  $366,226
Dr. Marc R. Boyle:  $122,207
Dr. K.M.W. Christian:  $95,752
Dr. I. G. Dommisse $236,550
Dr. Kenneth J Favero:  $304,731
Dr. Martin P. Grypma:  $304,375
Dr. H. E. Hawk:  $269,908
Dr. Duncan M. Laidlow: $104,082
Dr. Jordan M. Leith:  $198,058
Dr. Alexander Levin:  $426,744
Dr. Stephen Maloon:  $396,591
Dr. R. W. McGraw:  $387,600
Dr. Duncan McPherson:  $163,153
Dr. Alexander Moll:  $147,239
Dr. T. O`Farrell:  $113,595
Dr. N. K. Reebye:  $251,155
Dr. Peter M. Rees:  $232,338
Dr. J. F. Schweigel:  $324,271
Dr. O. M. Sovio:  $290,427
Another provider of ’services’ revealed in these financial statements are law firms who do ICBC defence work. I have previously posted that some lawfirms and lawyers work both sides of the fence, that is on some cases they work for ICBC and in other cases they work for injured plaintiff’s suing someone insured by ICBC. According to the BC Law Society there is nothing wrong with this but these lawyers need to let their clients know if they signed the ICBC defence contract (known as the SAA) which restricts the lawyers ability to make claims against ICBC.  This is required so clients can make an informed decision when choosing to hire their lawyer.
If you hired a lawyer to advance your ICBC injury claim and are curious if your lawyer also works for ICBC you can check these annual reports to see just how much money any given lawfirm is paid by ICBC in each calendar year.

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