At Kottemann Law Firm, LLC, many of our Louisiana clients are hospitals, clinics and health professionals. Many hospitals have a large number of cases with us, and we handle medical collection cases using most of the same effective methods of litigation and enforcement that we use for other clients. We also use one method of debt settlement that is available only to medical professionals: a medical lien.
In Louisiana, if medical services such as surgery or physical therapy have been provided as a result of an accident, a patient who is unable to pay may have a personal injury lawsuit that claims medical expenses as part of the damages. Health care providers may expect that the proceeds will be used to compensate them for their services.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes a patient who has won an award will do so partially on the basis of medical expenses but will fail to use the award to pay those expenses.
Our role in these cases is to ensure that if there is an award, health care providers are compensated for services provided. To do so, we register a medical lien on the award.
Our attorneys will:
If your clinic or your hospital has not been paid for health care services that have been provided, contact our Kenner medical lien attorneys via our online form or by calling 504-456-1491 or 877-456-1091 for a free consultation.
Let us see if a medical lien is appropriate in your case.