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Doctor’s sympathetic statement to patient cannot be used as evidence of liability

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2013

On April 23, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its opinion in Estate of Johnson v. Randall Smith, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2013-Ohio-1507. In Johnson

Ohio Supreme Court: collateral source statute does not bar evidence of medical bill write-offs

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2010

On May 4, 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in Jaques v Manton, Slip Opinion No 2010-Ohio-1838, and held that a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit is not barred by Ohio’s collateral source statute from introducing evidence of medical bill “write-offs” the difference between the amount reflected on the medical bill and the negotiated amount accepted by the medical providers as payment in full

Medical provider cannot sue tortfeasor’s insurer to enforce injured person’s assignment of prospective settlement proceeds

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2009

On June 23, 2009, the Ohio Supreme Court held that an accident victim could not assign her right to proceeds from a prospective settlement or judgment to a health care provider in exchange for medical care, when liability and a present right to such proceeds had not been established

Parties in private lawsuit have no right to discover redacted confidential medical records of non-parties

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2009

On July 1, 2009, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Roe v. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, Slip Opinion No. 2009-Ohio-2973