Medicare - The "Super Duper" Lien: Can Your Plaintiff's Attorney Handle the Liability Insurance Company and the Federal Government at Settlement Time?
Author: Trent S. Kerns, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney
Since July 1, 2009, a change in Medicare law has made it more difficult for claimants, plaintiffs, and defendants to settle personal injury claims. Now, more than ever, an injured claimant needs to retain an experienced plaintiff attorney who can embrace these new procedures and maneuver through them so that the claimants' Medicare rights and benefits are protected while getting them the best possible settlement in a timely manner.
What, you might ask, does Medicare have to do with a personal injury claim? Medicare is a federal program that pays for a portion of medical expenses and hospitalizations for people who are eligible.…