Mid-America Catastrophe Services

Mixed Damages And Made Whole In Iowa: Unraveling Yarn To Effectuate Recovery

 Monday, January 9, 2023

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

What you don’t know can’t help you. That is certainly the case in Iowa when plaintiff’s attorneys claim no obligation to reimburse a carrier exists based on a general assertion that the insured was not made whole.

This objection overlooks the proper application of the made-whole doctrine to specific damage types as required under Iowa Law.

This article deals with application of the made-whole doctrine under Iowa law when an insured sustains both personal injury and property damages as a result of an accident.

An insured need not be paid in full for pain and suffering and disability prior to allowing subrogation for medical expenses.

The made-whole doctrine is an equitable defense which precludes subrogation in circumstances where the insured has not been fully compensated following a loss for which insurance benefits were paid.

Hawaii Workers’ Compensation Subrogation At A Crossroads

 Tuesday, October 5, 2021

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Loss of Use as Property Damage

 Friday, June 25, 2021


Washington Supreme Court Throws Automobile Subrogation Into Chaos

 Tuesday, September 3, 2019

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Dubuque, Iowa Museum Looks To Recovery After Fire

 Monday, January 13, 2014


Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire Claims Seek $662 Million

 Friday, January 3, 2014

 Insurance Journal

Hail Damages Mount in Iowa

 Monday, September 27, 2010

 Insurance Journal