Medicare pays doctor’s bills, hospital bills and nursing home care.  If the Medicare patient needs these types of medical care because of an accident, Medicare pays on the expectation that at the end of the case, Medicare will be reimbursed out of the settlement. One of my clients is a Medicare recipient.  He was injured…

When a child gets injured and someone else is responsible, it is up to the child’s parents (or the one with legal custody if they are divorced) to protect the child’s legal rights. Any settlement for a child under 18 is governed by certain statutes. If the gross amount of the settlement, before any attorneys fees and…

Historically when a settlement involving a client with medicare occurred, the plaintiff’s attorney would negotiate the amount of the payback due medicare.  It took months of  haggling with a bureaucrat about  whether the bills paid by Medicare were related to the injury settlement.  The process may have recently become much more complex and harder to…

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