HOW MEDICAL LIENS AFFECT SETTLEMENTS AND HOW PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS MURRIETA .COM CAN NEGOTIATE YOUR MEDICAL LIENS, MEDICARE LIENS AND MEDI-CAL LIENS.
NON-GOVERNMENTAL MEDICAL PROVIDERS: Medical providers may assert a lien on any recovery for services rendered in treating the person's injuries. To the extent an insured receives benefits from his or her insurer on account of the injury, the policy may require the insured to reimburse the insurer. Sometimes known as the "made whole" rule, this right ordinarily precludes an insurer from demanding reimbursement unless the insured has been fully compensated for his or her injuries. Thus, the fact the insurer paid for the insured for a portion of his or her damages will not necessarily decrease the insured's recovery.
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES ACTING AS MEDICAL PROVIDERS: Various government entitles have an automatic statutory lien against any settlement.
MEDICARE BENEFICIARY: An injured Medicare beneficiary is obligated to reimburse any medical expenses paid by Medicare. If an insurer is involved in the claim, the insurer must do so. Medicare may also assert reimbursement rights against the attorney. As such, the insurer is not going to release the claim settlement proceeds unless Medicare's reimbursement rights have been satisfied. It should be noted that Medicare is known to take months to determine their reimbursement amount. Your case cannot be settled without this information. That's why it is important to have an attorney who knows how to navigate the Medicare process. The attorneys at personal injury attorneys murrieta .com are well versed in this process.
MEDI-CAL: Just like Medicare, Medi-Cal is entitled to reimbursement. The same rules apply. They are entitled to reimbursement but will also negotiate their lien. The attorneys at personal injury attorneys murrieta .com know how to negotiate your Medicare and Medi-Cal liens to get you the most at settlement time.
REDUCTION OF LIEN: A lien holder (including a government entity) faced with no other prospect of recovery may be willing to consent to a substantial reduction of its lien. As your personal injury attorney we will ensure that all liens are reduced to maximize recovery to the client.