11th Circuit Panel Delivers Big Victory to Defense Bar – by J. Robb Cruser & R. Russell Grant

The Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision that will allow Defendants to introduce evidence of a Plaintiff’s use of medical funding companies in personal injury cases.

The Eleventh Circuit held that the evidence could tend to show that a treating doctor might provide biased testimony in order to secure additional referrals from the medical funding company, which relies upon a Plaintiff’s success at trial in order to make a profit. This is a groundbreaking victory for the defense to be able to tell juries about the relationship between the Plaintiff, his or her attorney, the doctor and the funding company. It will also expand the scope of discovery in cases where a medical funding company has been used to pay for surgeries or other treatment. Keep reading.

Read the Court’s opinion here.