Monroe, WA asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington

Q: After winning a lawsuit is it normal procedure for the settlement payout to take up to two years before paid

I won a lawsuit and have already filled out noterized and sent back all paperwork to recieve my payment. However after waiting for about 3 months with no check sent to me. I called my lawyer asking where is my payment. I was told I wouldn't be receiving my payment until probably next year in 2021 I am feeling like I am being slow walk for my money

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

A: Since you have a Washington attorney already representing you on this matter, they can best advise as to the reason for the 2021 timetable. But your post remains open for three weeks. A GENERAL factor that could cause delays in payment of med mal awards is liens. That means there could be parties who want to be reimbursed for monies paid to claimant (medical services or other benefits). But that's as a general matter - your attorney is the only one who knows for certain. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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