Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Medical Liens Are Not A Collateral Source And Are Admissible To Prove Bias

One year ago, the Nevada Law Blogs wondered why a Plaintiff had been allowed to have his cake and eat it too.  That Earlier Post told the story of a Plaintiff whose medical providers treated him on liens.  However, before the trial, those same medical providers sold their liens to litigation lenders at a discount. […]

Trial Judge Let’s Plaintiff Have Cake And Eat It Too.

Setting: A courtroom somewhere in Las Vegas Cast of Characters: Treating Doctor Plaintiff’s Attorney (P.A.) Defendant’s Attorney (D.A.) Judge Doctor:         I performed surgery on Plaintiff and my charges are reasonable. D.A.:              But wait!  Doctor’s opinions regarding reasonableness are not believable.  He is biased.  He performed the […]

Collateral Source Is Still Good Law Despite Tri-County Equipment Decision

Following the California case of Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., 52 Cal. 4th 541, 257 P.3d 81, 128 CalRptr. 3d 658 (2011), the Nevada Law Blogs began wondering if Nevada would follow California’s lead and prohibit Plaintiff’s attorneys from introducing evidence of any medical bills that had been partially or totally forgiven by Plaintiff’s medical provider.  […]

California Court Clarifies Confusion Post-Howell

Ever since the California Supreme Court decided Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., 52 Cal 4th 541 (2013), California’s lower courts have been dealing with the billed vs. paid issue.  The opinion of Corenbaum v. Lampkin, 214 Cal.App.4th 1308 (2013) is an example. An intoxicated Lampkin drove his car and hit the taxi in […]

Responding To The Anticipated Fallout Of The Haygood And Howell Opinions

It is anticipated that Plaintiff will be getting more lien care after the the decisions in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., 52 Cal. 4th 541, 257, P.3d 81, 128 Cal Rptr. 3d 658 (2011) and Haygood v. Escabedo, Slip Op. No. 09-0377 (Tex. Sup. Ct. July 1, 2011). Mills & Associates gives advice on what to do to challenge that higher priced care.