In insurance defense attorney Dennis Kass’ world, litigation financing firms lurk behind the scenes, pushing plaintiffs to undergo as much treatment as possible so lawyers can maximize the value of claims.
“In a lot of ways, the plaintiffs become pawns in somebody else’s game,” said Kass, a founding partner of the Manning|Kass law firm in San Francisco. “And its a dangerous game and its kind of a sick game really. But there’s a lot of money at stake here. This is not a small industry.”