Fla. Justices Mull Medicare Math Expenses in Injury Lawsuits

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By Carolina Bolado (February 8, 2022, 7:54 PM EST) – The Florida Supreme Court appears unlikely to allow plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits to present evidence of the billed amount of past medical expenses rather than the actual amount paid by Medicare, as several judges asked during oral arguments Tuesday how the information would be relevant to a jury determining damages.

The judges seemed skeptical of Elaine Dial’s argument that the amounts billed for her medical expenses after she tripped and fell on a raised pavement slab are relevant to the jury in determining the severity of her injuries.

“Why can’t you just show evidence of all medical care…

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