Q: Is there an impact for plaintiff attorneys when a hospital discounts a patient's bill 100%?
A patient goes into the hospital for emergency surgery* and is discharged ~2 months later. The hospital discounts the 800K hospital bill 100%.
I understand the part about needed to contact a malpractice attorney in the area, but I'm actually looking for answers that explain the impact [on the damages]** of such a situation has on the plaintiff, the plaintiff's attorney, and the defense attorney(s) in the state of Georgia?
If anyone could help, I'd really appreciate it.
* [length of stay 7-13 days]
** impact in the way of payout to allow the attorney to recovery expenses,,,,
The short answer is no. It does not matter the hospital did with the bill.
To win a medical malpractice claim, the injured person must prove a professional health care provider's treatments departed from the standard of care met by those with similar training and experience.
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