v. Phillips, the California
Court of Appeal for the third district once again solidified the importance of
the psychotherapist-patient privilege against an unwarranted investigatory
subpoena for production of patient’s records.
Kimberly Kirchmeyer, as
Executive Director of the Medical Board of California (the Medical Board),
launched an investigation of Geoffrey Phillips, M.D., a licensed psychiatrist,
based on a complaint that Phillips had carried on a sexual relationship with a
patient. As part of the investigation, an investigatory subpoena duces tecum
for the production of specified medical ...
We are always asked how can I maximize my personal injury award?
If you have been injured, generally you are dealing with an insurance adjuster. The unfortunate truth is that insurance adjusters do not look at us as humans. For them, we are all just a number, and they have a system by which they input all of the data including medical treatment, and loss wages and it assigns a value to the case.
Below are several factors that you could use to maximize your injury award:
If you have been involved in a car accident, bicycle accident, truck accident or have been injured as a result of someone else's careless behavior, the law allows you to be compensated for all of your past and future medical care, all of your past and future loss of earning and for pain and suffering.
In my practice I see it everyday where the insurance companies do not want to pay for the entire loss that my clients have suffered.
To answer the question of whether or not you are receiving the full value of your injury claim we need to look at several factors. First, the insurance company for the party who caused your loss is responsible to pay all of your past medical expenses. These past medical expenses are not and should not be limited only to what your co...