The Appellate Court for the 4th District of Illinois has upheld a Plaintiff’s right to recover the full cost of his medical bills regardless of any write-offs made by the medical provider. “A state appeals panel has ruled that jury awards for medical bills in injury cases cannot be reduced to account for the amount

The Appellate Court for the 4th District of Illinois has upheld a Plaintiff’s right to recover the full cost of his medical bills regardless of any write-offs made by the medical provider.

“A state appeals panel has ruled that jury awards for medical bills in injury cases cannot be reduced to account for the amount of bills the health provider writes off.

The opinion issued earlier this month in the Springfield-based 4th District Appellate Court addresses a long-standing debate between the state’s plaintiff bar and defense bar — which each offered their stance through bar group amicus briefs — regarding how medical bills and subsequent jury awards should be calculated.”

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