When a Medicare recipient is injured due to the fault of another, Medicare may make a claim against all or a portion of the injured party's settlement proceeds. This can be a frustrating turn of events for a personal injury claimant who was counting on obtaining the full amount of financial relief.
This can also prove very frustrating for the personal injury attorney, who has worked diligently for months securing a settlement for his or her client. An experienced subrogation attorney can prove a valuable resource to both the claimant and the attorney.
At Magruder Law, we handle Medicare subrogation claims for clients throughout the nation. We work in concert with personal injury attorneys, handling all of the subrogation law matters, so they can focus on serving their clients.
Medicare Subrogation Claims
When a person has suffered a personal injury, Medicare considers the negligent party the "primary payer" while Medicare is the "secondary payer." If Medicare pays for medical treatment for injuries sustained in a car accident, for instance, it will likely seek reimbursement from the primary payer, in this case, the negligent driver's insurance company.
It is very important that a personal injury attorney be aware of potential Medicare claims, and to proactively address them. Our firm likes to get involved in the process as early as possible, before a settlement has been reached, if possible. Medicare subrogation claims can be costly, time-consuming affairs, but an experienced subrogation lawyer can make the process much easier to bear, while helping the personal injury attorney maximize the recovery for his or her client.
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If you are a personal injury attorney seeking the counsel of an experienced Medicare subrogation attorney, please contact us online or by telephone at 502-690-6611. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, we handle a broad range of subrogation law matters for clients throughout the nation.