Newton, MA asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts

Q: what does it mean to have a lean in a case insurance mass health Medicare or Medicaid

The party has made me offer of 22,000.00 medical bills are 30,000.00 my lawyers say there waiting my medical records for Medicare they have the lean will I get paid

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: Your own attorney could explain this best to you under any applicable provisions of Massachusetts law, but your question remains open for two weeks. A lien means the entity that provided you with something (here it was medical services covered by the government) wants its money back. The general rule is that they do this when the treatment is related to an accident. It looks like the unnegotiated figure for your lien exceeds your pending offer, but your attorney is probably going to engage their attorney. The details might vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but the government has the power to reduce the amount of the lien based on the figure of your settlement offer. Your attorney could fill you in on the details of how that works. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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