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New York Law is instructive. Under the collateral source rule, 'a personal injury award may not be reduced or offset by the amount of any compensation that the injured person may receive from a source other than the tortfeasor' (Oden v Chemung County Indus. Dev. Agency, 87 N.Y.2d 81, 85; see also, Iazetti v City of New York, 94 N.Y.2d 183, 187 [citing Bryant v New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 93 N.Y.2d 592, 605]). This concept has been part of New York's common law tort jurisprudence for well over a century (see, e.g., Drinkwater v Dinsmore, 80 N.Y. 390, 392 [citing Briggs v N.Y.C. & H.R.R. Co., 72 N.Y. 26, 32]). See generally, Annotation, Compensation From Other Source as Precluding or Reducing Recovery Against One Responsible for Personal Injury or Death, 18 ALR 678, 683-686, updated in 95 ALR 575, 579. The common law collateral source rule is designed to ensure that tortfeasors pay for all damages caused by their tortious conduct. The common-law collateral source rule was modified by statute (CPLR 4545) to reduce damage awards by the amount of collateral source payments in certain instances (see, 5 Weinstein-Korn-Miller, N.Y. Civ. Prac. Paragraph 4545.01; ...

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