Congratulations to the 2006 Hawaii legislature for reversing the poor Hawaii Supreme Court decision in Wilson v. AIG (October 28, 1998)! That case held that under Hawaii's no-fault (PIP) law - in most cases only a medical provider (and not the insured patient) could enforce a PIP insurance policy and bring an action against an insurer to compel non-payment of the medical bills. Obviously, the providers are too busy to do this - and as a result fat-cat foot-dragging insurers kept their money - seriously hurting the medical providers. However, this year in the committee reports to SB 3072, the legislature explained that Wilson was being reversed and that this case was NOT what it had EVER intended. Once again medical providers under no-fault (PIP) who are not properly paid will find a strong ally in their patient and their patient's lawyer to "Make 'em pay"!
Mediation works - so we use it regularly. In Providence, R.I., in 2014 eight female aerialists doing a hair-hang act 20+ feet above the ground were severely injured when the metal frame supporting their act collapsed hurtling them to the floor. They recently obtained a total combined settlement of $52.5-million through mediation of their claims See, Eight severely injured aerialists recover $52.5-million settlement through mediation.
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