Bill Would Affect Recoveries by Personal-Injury Plaintiffs and Insurers

, Texas Lawyer


Should the law cap insurers' shares of injured plaintiffs' recoveries? A House committee says yes. But an insurance-industry lobbyist says the bill is unfair.

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  • Deborah B.

    It's about time lawmakers looked at this situation, because its been unfair to injured plaintiffs for years! I would also suggest that lawmakers look at hospital liens. When a plaintiff is uninsured, it is difficult to settle the case when hospitals refuse to agree to a fair reduction of the hospital bill because the law allows hospitals full recovery of their liens. It would help more cases settle, and put more money in the pockets of the people who need it most--injured plaintiffs.

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