Phantom Damages Reform – S.F. 2338 (2020)

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Limits the evidence offered to prove past medical expenses to


Limits the evidence offered to prove past medical expenses to the amounts actually paid to satisfy the bills that have been satisfied and the amounts actually necessary to satisfy the bills that have been incurred but not yet satisfied.  Provides that, except in certain medical malpractice actions, in an action brought to recover damages for personal injury, the damages that may be recovered by a claimant for the cost of medical care shall not exceed the amounts actually paid to the health care providers who rendered treatment and any amounts necessary to satisfy the charges that have been incurred but not yet satisfied.

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