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Clearning an Artificial Hurdle

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There is more legislation pending that would help injured persons. SB 5725 is designed to clear an artificial hurdle created by the Courts that–probably unintentionally shifts a lot of expense on plaintiffs and helps defendants avoid paying valid claims.

If SB 5725 is passed into law it would create a presumption that medical and billing records submitted in arbitration and at trial reflect reasonable and necessary care and charges for that care. Currently physicians have to be called away from their busy practices–at great expense to injured persons–to testify to what should be (and really is) apparent from the medical and billing records.

SB 5725 was passed out Senate Judiciary Committee and is currently before the Senate Rules Committee.