International Chiropractors Association

ICA Recognizes Leading National Attorney for Defense of Chiropractors

July 2, 2014, Falls Church, Virginia, USA:  The first Dr. Chester A. Wilk Award for Courageous Legal Action on Behalf of the Chiropractic Profession was awarded to Vincent Buttaci.  The award was presented at the International Chiropractors Association 88th Annual Meeting banquet by its president, Michael S. McLean, DC, FICA.

The award is named for Dr. Wilk who was the organizer of the landmark case against the American Medical Association (AMA) for their illegal antitrust policies boycotting the chiropractic profession which was won in 1990 after a 15 year struggle in federal court (895 F.2d 352).  

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) was the only national association supporting the suit during its first, two critical years.  And the ICA continues to be at the forefront pursuing such advocacy in defense of chiropractors around the world.

Dr. McLean explained that this “award is given, not only for the body of legal work of this talented attorney, but specifically for the vigorous and successful representation Mr. Buttaci has provided ICA members.”

Mr. Buttaci effectively works to right the wrongs on behalf of chiropractors in the United States as a national leading health care practice attorney.  His emphasis is on representing health care providers in post-payment actions instituted by government or insurance carriers.

The award was presented to Mr. Buttaci on June 20th in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.  This prominent health care attorney explained that he was “honored to be the first recipient of this award and is excited in championing the doctors of the International Chiropractors Association, the leading defender fighting to provide the right of freedom of choice in health care in the US and the world.”

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