Slip and fall on black ice in big box parking lot. Broke a bone in hand resulting in surgury and a great deal of pain. Hospital & surgeon billed Medicare $50,000. Medicare actually paid $6,000. Are medical damages the amount billed or paid? Is pain and suffering the multiplier 1 to 5, times the amount billed or amount actually paid?
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Thank you for your inquiry. The costs of medical care, both past and estimated potential future costs, need to be considered in addition to pain and suffering, lost earnings (actual to date and future), physical deformity, and quality of life issues if applicable. Please feel free to call me at (973)635-5400 to discuss your claim if you have not already retained legal counsel.