Medical Costs in Personal Injury Cases: Proving or Challenging Necessity or Reasonableness
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss how to prove or challenge the necessity and reasonableness of medical costs in a personal injury case. The program will discuss the current landscape regarding what evidence is required and the necessary foundations to admit it, the collateral source rule and admissibility of write-offs or adjustments, the difference, if any, between the "incurred" amount and the reasonable amount, and how the debate can morph into a bad faith claim.
- Reasonableness of medical expenses
- Necessity of treatment
- Collateral source rule
- Write-offs and adjustments
- Potential bad faith claims
The panel will reiew these and other issues:
- Is it becoming more difficult for plaintiffs to prove medical expenses or more difficult for defendants to challenge those expenses?
- Has establishing the foundation for introducing medical billing records stiffened in recent years?
- What is the role of medical funding in proving or challenging medical expenses? What is discoverable?
- What are the standards for "reasonable" and "necessary" treatments and how are they established?
- What role do the new federal regulations about reasonable medical treatment play?
Casey C. DeReus
Ms. DeReus has been a devoted personal injury attorney and first-party property attorney. Before starting with Baer... | Read More
Ms. DeReus has been a devoted personal injury attorney and first-party property attorney. Before starting with Baer Law, LLC, she focused on property insurance claims and personal injury cases.Close
Jones Skelton & Hochuli
Ms. Spurlock focuses her litigation practice in the areas of automobile, commercial trucking, and other personal... | Read More
Ms. Spurlock focuses her litigation practice in the areas of automobile, commercial trucking, and other personal injury, wrongful death and general liability defense. Additionally, she represents healthcare providers involved in mental health cases, overseeing Court Ordered Treatment Plans, and other Title 36 matters. Ms. Spurlock was a summer law clerk for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli and has practiced with the firm since she was licensed in 2015. In her practice, she has obtained favorable outcomes for many of her clients through motion practice, settlement negotiations, arbitrations, and trials in state and federal court.Close