Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc. v. Anderson

In Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc. v. Anderson (1998) 334 Ark. 561 976 S.W.2d 382, a hospital partially forgave a patient's medical bills. The court held the patient was entitled to recover compensation for the full amount of the harm inflicted upon her, notwithstanding the discount, stating "There is no evidence of record showing that defendant had anything to do with procuring the discount of plaintiff's bill by the hospital. The rationale of the rule favors her, just as it would had she been compensated by insurance for which she had arranged." (976 S.W.2d at p. 384.)