On October, 15, 2015, a per curiam order ended anticipated clarification concerning the broader applicability of the West analysis in the tort litigation context.
The Court had been asked by the U S District Court in Memphis to answer the following certified question of law:
Is the decision in West' limited to the Hospital Lien Act or is it also applicable to personal injury actions directly against the alleged tortfeasor?
In the absence of a Supreme Court clarification, Circuit Courts across the state confront challenges to medical charge discounts and adjustments. White & Rhodes lawyers are in the vanguard of seeking to limit reasonable medical charges to those actually paid, rather than "sticker price" fictional charges.