Queensbury, NY asked in Medical Malpractice for New York

Q: How can a HMO put a lien on a settlement from a malpractice law suitor wrongful death SUIT?

The patient had Medicare plus a supplemental insurance.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Health insurance carriers do assert liens on settlements. However, many carriers also engage in negotiation of these liens. Some are limited in the amount of reduction by their policies (with public health carriers). If there is an attorney handling this matter, check with them. They are probably already aware of the possibility of reduction of the lien, depending on the willingness of the carrier. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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