Strategies, Challenges, and Answers

Medical Liens Are Not A Collateral Source And Are Admissible To Prove Bias

Previously, the Nevada Law Blogs wondered why a Plaintiff had been allowed to have his cake and eat it too.  That Earlier Post told the story of a Plaintiff whose medical providers treated him on liens.  However, before the trial, those same medical providers sold their liens to litigation lenders at a discount.When the defense tried to introduce the amount that the litigation lender paid the medical provider in exchange for the liens, the judge refused, indicating that the amount accepted … [Read more...]

The Immense Sacrifice Of Our Fallen Heroes Must Always Be Remembered . . .

“Was it worth it?”This is a question, sometimes politically-loaded, that is often asked of family members and war buddies of our Fallen Heroes.Marine Corps General John Kelly recently offered a unique perspective. A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan himself, General Kelly lost his youngest son, First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province in 2010.General Kelly was asked if the loss was worth it by a reporter with National Public Radio. He said, … [Read more...]

Trial Judge Let’s Plaintiff Have Cake And Eat It Too.

Setting: A courtroom somewhere in Las VegasCast of Characters:Treating Doctor Plaintiff’s Attorney (P.A.) Defendant’s Attorney (D.A.) JudgeDoctor:         I performed surgery on Plaintiff and my charges are reasonable.D.A.:              But wait!  Doctor’s opinions regarding reasonableness are not believable.  He is biased.  He performed the surgery on a lien and the lien is admissible to prove bias. If you don't believe me, take a look at the case of Craigmiles v. Egan, … [Read more...]