If you or anyone you know has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you know that no amount of money can completely make up for the trauma and injuries you have sustained. However, a personal injury suit may be the only recovery available.
Personal injury suits provide plaintiffs who have been injured the opportunity to recover damages and help pay for expenses that were incurred as a result of their injuries, such as those for medical services. However, medical billing is not as straightforward as charging a patient for services rendered. Combine this with the presence of different health care systems and insurance companies, and it makes for a complex billing process and an even more complex recovery process.
In order to recover for past medical expenses, the injured party must present evidence to prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” Although it seems simple enough, compensation for medical services has actually become a major issue of contention in personal injury cases over the years; defining “reasonableness” and determining the “reasonableness” of medical services and expenses incurred can be controversial and confusing.