Doctors on medical liens
Doctors who work on a lien are basically a network of qualified professionals who have specialized in medical and legal evaluations and work towards the treatment of personal injuries and workers compensation on a lien basis.
This involves no commission, no cost to the attorney and no hidden fees. These doctors can be medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist, orthopedist, MRI facilities, neurologist and more. They also provide a detailed evaluation within weeks of the patient being discharged to your personal injury attorney.
The need for a Doctor’s lien?
A lot of people end up in auto accidents which result in some type of injury. However, everyone can not afford the detailed treatment plan meant to heal the car wreck victims injuries. In some cases, the at fault party may be responsible for the payment of the injured person’s medical bills, doctor fees, and other related costs but it requires a personal injury lawyer. This leaves the injured in even more distress as they cant seek the medical attention they need for their injuries.
A doctor’s lien is required as the doctors treat the injured until the personal injury case settles to get there money. However, before the treatment, the patient along with their attorney legally commit to paying all medical dues once the settlement funds are received when a lien is involved. Since this is a legal contract, when funds are released, the personal injury attorney first pays the doctors who filed the lien and then releases leftover funds to the client.
This treatment helps the accident victim recover from a car wreck without worrying about the additional expenses or by taking loans. It has to be noted, though that the medical or attorney’s lien in no way affects the quality of care being provided to the injured. Some patients worry about the costs associated with these doctors who work on liens, however if they have an attorney that has taken there personal injury case, they should not be too concerned.
Attorneys Medical Lien
This is where the attorney signs a Medical lien because he represents you. You can sign a doctor’s lien in the doctor’s office, but if you are represented by an attorney, the doctor will fax it over and have the attorney sign it. When the attorney settles your case, the doctor’s bill will be paid out of the proceeds.
It is a doctor’s responsibility to take care of the patients before their needs, and this concept of doctors on liens proves the point. It highlights how a person’s injury matters more than unpaid bills. However, before signing a contract to talk to your attorney and discuss:
- Expected settlement amount
- In case the case is lost, who will then pay the medical bills
- In case the settlement is not sufficient, who will pay the remaining balance of the medical bills?
- In case the settlement cannot pay the bills, what would be done?
Before signing any medical lien or doctor’s lien make sure to read everything in it. If your personal injury case goes south, you may be responsible for your, medical bills.