I have a medical malpractice case, but the lawyer says I have to pay back Medicare, Medicaid or the Insurance Company – why?

Have you been told you may have a medical malpractice case, but that you will have to repay your health insurance provider (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) first from any recovery?

Let me try to explain the process, and why in some cases, the liens are so high – we don’t even recommend filing suit: 

5 minute explanation – did it help?

If not, call me and we can discuss further. 

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.