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Howell v. Hamilton drops a bomb on the personal injury landscape

Howell has an impact on the insured and uninsured alike, and changes the medical lien industry

Right now, with the health insurance mandate going into effect at the end of March health insurance is a topic on the minds of many Americans. For most people, insurance is a boon, helping pay for procedures that might otherwise be too expensive. But for individuals involved in personal injury suits, things have become quite a bit more complicated recently.

According to Michael Alder, founder of AlderLaw, P.C., a California plaintiff’s trial law firm, Howell v. Hamilton was “a bomb that went off. It changed the landscape of personal injury cases in California. You can’t overstate the effect it had on personal injury cases in the state.”

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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