Dallas, TX asked in Medical Malpractice for Louisiana

Q: I am being awarded my funds from my case and was told I can only get 500,000 I want to do about future medical expenses

My attorney said my future medical bills are included in the 500,000 which may no sense to me. I do have Medicare but I would still have to pay the 20% since Medicare only covers 80%. Why would I be responsible for 20% of something that someone caused to me for the rest of my live.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's difficult to comment without seeing your attorney's closing statement in terms of how it breaks down the award. With the considerable medical treatment that must have accompanied an award of that size, make sure you have no outstanding liens when the case settles - through all entities that provided coverage (check if there were supplemental insurers). Carriers often want their money back for medical services reimbursed as a result of an accident; they generally pursue this through their subrogation departments. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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