Dallas, GA asked in Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: 30 years ago, my wife almost died from lymphoma caused by roundup. Recent payment from the suit but they witheld

almost $10 k for repayment to the "spindown" help we got from Tennesee medicaid. Is there not a sol for such programs?


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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A local attorney could offer state-specific guidance, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for the ordeal your wife experienced. It would be difficult for an attorney to advise meaningfully without seeing the terms of the claim/lien asserted here. But in general, medical liens from public health agencies often attach to the award in a lawsuit by operation of law or by agreement. Still, the issue you raise is worth looking into, given the passage of so much time. If an attorney represented your wife in the matter, check with them. Otherwise, you could check with an attorney experienced in health care claims/liens. Good luck

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