Thursday, May 26, 2011
This case stands for the proposition that jurors in future Personal Injury cases will be made aware that Health Insurance exists and will also be made aware of the amounts that the Health Insurance Company paid to resolve the medical bills. The jurors will not be made aware that the victim may have to pay the Health Insurance payments back to Insurance Company. The ones who benefit by this law and decision are wrongdoers and Insurance Companies. Responsible (insured) people will have their personal injury claims severely compromised receiving far less that they would have under the prior rules. The ones who suffer the most will be the elderly (Medicare) as they absolutely have to pay the amounts Medicare expended on their behalf and the jury will never know. By the way, jurors never know is the wrongdoer has insurance.