Louisiana Personal Injury Law: Collateral Source

Under Louisiana law, the tortfeasor may not benefit, and an injured plaintiff’s tort recovery may not be diminished, because of benefits received by the plaintiff from sources independent of the tortfeasor’s procuration or contribution. The purpose of this rule is to deter unreasonably dangerous conduct by making wrongdoers responsible for the full extent of the damage they cause. Bozeman v. State, 03-1016 (La. 7/2/04), 879 So.2d 692, 700.

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