Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Georgia

Q: Patient’s attorney states he negotiated our contractual lien with our secretary and claims it’s legal???

We own a physical therapy practice and established a medical lien for PT services with our client and their attorney in 2016 after a MVA. We routinely followed up as to the status of the claim with their office repeatedly reporting “no settlement at this time.” The claim went on for years and recently reached out again only to hear from their staff that the claim HAD been settled in 2016. Our clinic has a contractual lien which was never paid. We contacted the attorney to discuss who came to our office and refused to pay the lien asking if we had reached out to the patient. He then stated that our “SECRETARY told him to write off the claim.” Obviously this never happened. We are seeking legal counsel to recover settlement on the lien ($4,300), compounding interest over the last 6yrs as well as any attorney’s fees.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You are seeking counsel according to your post, but it could be difficult for attorneys to reach out to you. The format here is limited to Q & A. This forum doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. The closest thing here might be the "Find-a-Lawyer" tab above, which you could use to supplement your attorney searches. Good luck

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