Transparency in Medical Expense Recoveries is Needed in Florida
Compensatory damages exist for the purpose of making an injured party whole, not to enrich that injured person. When an injured party’s medical expenses are covered by insurance or government programs, the total payouts made to the health care providers should represent the upper limit of compensatory damages recoverable for medical expenses. To allow a plaintiff to recover more than what the doctors and hospitals receive in payment would permit a windfall award, which is not consistent with the fundamental principles of compensatory damages.
Assignment of Benefits Update:
For the eighth consecutive year, AOB lawsuits make up more than half of all litigation filed against insurers statewide. In 2018, 18% more AOB lawsuits2 were filed than in 2017. If you compare 2018 to 2008 numbers, the percentage change is over 900%
From: Florida Justice Reform Institute
Assignment of Benefits Legal Service of Process Data
The data provided in these graphics is directly from the Department of Financial Services’ Legal Service of Process Portal. This data focuses solely on property/casualty insurance company lawsuits filed between 2006 and 2016.
From: Department of Financial Services