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Jerry Heubel is a seasoned trial attorney who focuses his practice on the defense of high-exposure medical malpractice claims. He has litigated numerous cases in New York City’s five counties as well as in Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties, and has taken dozens of these cases to verdict.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a/k/a Obamacare, was drafted to make health care and health insurance more affordable and more available to more Americans as well as to relieve some of the burden on Medicaid. However, the ACA also may have an impact on personal injury litigation. In particular, this legislation may serve to reduce awards for the cost of future medical care, while preventing plaintiffs from obtaining a double recovery as they do often today, consisting of an award of the predicted costs of future care and the benefits of ongoing health insurance that is often available for that care.
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