Hospital Lien Attorney
Hospital Lien Attorneys in DFW
Hospital liens are a particularly troubling aspect of a personal injury lawsuit. If you are admitted to a hospital within 72 hours of your injury, the hospital may file a lien against your settlement, meaning they are entitled to get their bills from the settlement you get from the insurance company. You need an expert Arlington & DFW hospital lien attorney, from the Law Offices of David S. Kohm, to defend your rights to the settlement before the hospital takes all the money, possibly leaving you with additional medical bills or no money for your pain and suffering or lost wages.
Our Arlington & DFW Hospital Lien Attorneys
As stated previously, the hospital may file a lien against your personal injury claim if you have been admitted within 72 hours of the injury. While this may sound reasonable, many hospitals have abused this power. In the past some hospitals have refused to bill insurance companies when it was an entirely viable option-maximizing their profits at your expense.
Why would a hospital refuse to bill insurance companies? The answer is found in the fact that a hospital could charge much more than any type of insurance would pay. Essentially a hospital could artificially inflate the price of treatment and hold it against your claim. Allow our experienced team to represent your best interest and acquire the best settlement possible in your favor.
Though Texas legislators have taken one measure to at least partially curb some of the abuse. The new law states that a hospital must bill your health insurance provider, if one is available. While this has stopped some of the abusive billing practices, it has not been made clear whether this applies to Medicare or similar types of coverage.
This ambiguity allows hospitals to file for a lien on your claim if you are covered by Medicare or a similar program. It is time to consult our Arlington & DFW hospital lien attorneys, from the Law Offices of David S. Kohm, if you have been unfortunate enough to be injured and further victimized via a hospital lien.
Contact us online or call the expert Arlington & DFW hospital lien attorneys from the Law Offices of David S. Kohm for your free legal consultation.