Friday, October 4, 2013

Chester County Court of Common Pleas Addresses Admissibility of Medical Bills

As evidenced in the recent Chester County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Hall v. Rite Aid, 61 Chester Co. L. R. 306 (2013 Tunnel, J.), civil litigators across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continue to struggle with the issue of the admissibility of a plaintiff's medical expenses at trial.

In his detailed Order in Hall, Chester County Judge Mark L. Tunnel denied a defendant's motion in limine to limit the admission of plaintiff's medical bills

The court permitted the plaintiff to introduce medical bills that have not been accepted [as paid in full] by her healthcare providers.  The court additionally held that, in terms of the plaintiff's unpaid and future medical bills, the fair market value for such services would be applied as the appropriate measure of damages.

Anyone wishing to review Judge Tunnel's detailed Order in the case of Hall v. Rite Aid may click this LINK.

I send thanks to Attorney Bill Mabius of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice for bringing this case to my attention.

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