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Whenever a governmental entity such as medicare, the veterans administration, one of military service or AHCCCS pays for the medical treatment of an injured person, that entity will have a lien against the recovery from the person at fault. When a workmen’s compensation carrier pays for the medical treatment of an employee, the carrier will &he Read More
Comparative fault principles have resulted in the concept of a non-party at fault. This is someone who was at least partly at fault for an injury, but for whatever reason, is not a party to the lawsuit. It may be that the non-party was a hit and run driver, or was the injured person’s employer, … Read More
Mediation is like a settlement conference, but instead of using a judge of the Superior Court, the parties agree to hire a private mediator. The process is otherwise fairly similar. Read More
When an injured person is taken to the emergency room, they may end up with a bill over $10,000.00. Some of this is the result of the hospital engaging in cya. They will err on the side of doing an extra test, rather than risk missing something that may need immediate attention. Typically, the hospital … Read More
In cases against professionals for malpractice, a person must have retained an expert and have their opinion in hand before ever filing suit. By statute, the defendant can ask the Court to dismiss or suspend the case until an expert is found by the plaintiff. No expert, no case. There are exceptions, but those cases … Read More