Burn center will have to wait on payment after failed vote
Published: March 13,2013
BRANDON — A bill designed to help Mississippi’s only burn center get paid ahead of others when patients win lawsuits has failed to pass in the Senate.
Senate Bill 2780 would create a hierarchy for payment when a burn victim wins a lawsuit. First the burn center would get paid, then the attorney and finally other hospitals where the patient was treated.
Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat from Greenville, told senators many settlements are not large enough to compensate all parties. He says by the time the burn center and attorney gets paid, the other medical providers would be left fighting over an insufficient pot of money.
The bill could be called up for more debate.
In 2011, a burn center was opened at River Oaks Hospital in Brandon.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- JOSH MABUS: Bill Murray and business misfits
- The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?
- DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love
- Email from Nash to Delta Council’s Morgan included in DHA court file
- Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won't publicly apologize
- Suit against Kemper employee Brett Wingo is dismissed
- Delta Health Alliance CEO Karen Fox under investigation for possible misuse of funds
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- BREAKING NEWS: Trustees offer new deal to Ole Miss chancellor Dan Jones