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<br /> J U LY 1 1 , 2 0 1 1 · V O L . 2 7 · N O . 1 5 · $ 9 . 0 0 · T W O S E C T I O N S<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> Court Limits Damages, Evidence Regarding Medical Expenses<br /> by MIRIAM ROZEN<br /> mrozen@alm.com<br /> On July 1, the Texas Supreme Court held that tort<br /> reform measures the state Legislature passed in 2003 limit<br /> medical expenses recoverable in a “wrongful personal<br /> injury” suit to the amount “actually paid or incurred by or<br /> on behalf of the claimant.”<br /> Hospitals and other medical providers often initially state<br /> “full” charges that will be less than the amount patients or<br /> their insurers ultimately pay or owe for care and services,<br /> the majority noted in Aaron Glenn Haygood v. 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