Fighting Compounded Pain Cream Abuse & Fraud in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases

Jason Hanford

JASON HANFORD is a partner in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office, where he concentrates his practice in representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies in workers’ compensation and employment law matters. He also is a member of the firm’s Medicare Set-Aside team. Mr. Hanford is a 2003 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 2006 graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of law. While at Temple, Mr....

Carol A. Crisci

CAROL A. CRISCI is a Partner in Chartwell’s  Valley Forge Office.  She is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law and is a member of the honors chapter of the legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. For the first several years of her legal practice, Ms. Crisci worked for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, as a...

On October 20, 2016, Chartwell held a Seminar in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania addressing the growing problem of compounded pain cream prescriptions in workers’ compensation claims. The Seminar featured a strong turnout of claims professionals from around the country who participated in an afternoon of discussion and learning about compounded pain creams and how to combat fraud in the industry. In supplement to that presentation, we would like to make available the following materials which were referenced and discussed throughout the afternoon:

Chartwell would like to thank all of the attendees at the Seminar for what was a very informative and productive afternoon. Should you have any questions about this Seminar, have any interest in participating in similar future events or if you have any questions about compounded pain creams in general, please don’t hesitate to contact Jason Hanford, Esquire at or Carol Crisci, Esquire at

CPC Seminar Brochure DDD.pdf