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Medical Billing, Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule

Recovery of Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Actions Generally To recover damages for past medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must present evidence and prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” For more …

Even as Reported Injuries Become Less Severe, Medical Costs Skyrocket

Medical expenses reported by auto injury claimants continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation, in spite of the fact that the severity of the injuries themselves remains on a downward trend. A new study by the Insurance Research …

$350K Lawsuit Decision Upheld by Mississippi Appeals Court

The state Court of Appeals has upheld a $350,000 verdict against Harrison Banks stemming from a fight outside an Oxford bar in 2009. Banks was acquitted of simple assault in municipal court. A jury found in a 2011 civil suit …

Insurance Company Suing Former South Dakota Legislator

An insurance company is suing a former South Dakota legislator to recover nearly $10,000 in medical expenses over a mishap during a parade. The Daily Republic reports that State Farm Insurance is suing 65-year-old Edwin W. Olson, of Mitchell, for …

CDC: Add $2 Per Drink for U.S. Excessive Drinking

The toll of excessive drinking works out to about $2 per drink, in terms of medical expenses and other costs to society, according to a new federal research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study calculated societal costs from …

Mass. Halloween Prank Sparks Legal Claim

The family of a Taunton High School student injured running away from a teacher wearing a mask and wielding what appeared to be a chain saw for a Halloween prank is seeking up to $100,000 in compensation for medical expenses. …

California Court Reinstates Suit over Cat’s Shooting

A state appeals court has ruled that a Contra Costa County man can recover medical expenses from whoever shot his cat with a pellet gun and seek punitive damages if the person did it deliberately. The San Francisco Chronicle reports …

Pennsylvania Mother Wins $21.6M in Botched Birth

An Erie County jury says the hospital now known as UPMC Hamot must pay $21.6 million in a malpractice case in which a botched birth left a boy profoundly disabled for life. Wednesday’s verdict includes $19.6 million to provide for …