Judges in their own words
“To resolve this defense appeal, we descend down a rabbit hole into the upside-down world of health care billing, where different payers pay different prices for the same services and those least equipped to pay, pay the most; yet an injured, uninsured plaintiff….must somehow prove the reasonable value of the medical services she incurred following a motor vehicle collision.”
—Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye of the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District, lamenting the complexity of medical insurance and the appropriate standard to apply in personal injury cases when injured parties seek compensation for their injuries. The case is Moore v. Mercer, 4 Cal. App. 5th 424 (2016).