Benefits in a Medical Malpractice Claim
Are you wondering how to recover benefits in a medical malpractice claim? Watch this video to find out how you can recover full compensation.
What benefits can I receive in a medical malpractice claim?
One of the things that medical malpractice clients talk to me about is how to get benefits that are going to help them. These cases can take a long time to resolve. The things that we look to are, first and foremost, the health insurance benefits available to help provide coverage for our clients’ medical problems. The law in Florida is that a health insurance carrier doesn’t get to walk away because someone else injured you. They are required to pay your medical bills no matter who injured you. We will then have to deal with the health insurance carrier on what are called liens, in which they have a right to be reimbursed partially for those bills but are still required to them.
The other things we look for is if there’s disability coverage. A lot of employers provide disability coverage, and if the injuries are bad enough to where someone can’t work, then we try to get them covered.
If there’s no health insurance and there’s no disability coverage, then we have to look to other things. If there was an automobile accident that led to the person getting healthcare that then led to the malpractice issues in the case, there may be coverage through their car insurance. In Florida it’s called personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, which may help provide coverage for some of the medical bills and also for lost wages for a period of time.
If there is truly no insurance available, then we look to governmental benefits. If you’re totally disabled, then we can look to Medicare or Medicaid coverages if you’re unable to support your family.
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