Partridge Snow & Hahn is a lawyer and attorney in Boston Massachusetts with the law firm address being 101 Federal Street Suite 1900, If you would like to call this lawyer, attorney or law firm, please call phone number of Partridge Snow & Hahn at (617)227-0664.
PARTRIDGE SNOW & HAHN
Partridge Snow & Hahn
101 Federal Street Suite 1900
Boston, MA, 02110
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Short answer: The atorntey should always disburse payments for satisfaction of liens. What is typically done at my firm and every other plaintiffs firm I have ever heard of is that your atornteys will reach a settlement agreement with the defendant's insurance carrier which will be all inclusive (read: the defendants pay you one lump sum that is not itemized). Out of that amount, your atorntey will make sure that all liens (read: medical bills) are satisfied; an atorntey has an ethical obligation to do so. Otherwise, every atorntey would just hand the money over to his client to make the client happy and the client may or may not pay their medical bills. The idea behind payment for medical bills is that the money actually be used for medical bills. There are exceptions:In situations where the public pays for medical services (read: if an indigent person uses medicaid to pay for their medical attention) and the case is settled but done so with the understanding that the injured party may require additional medical attention in the future at the tax payers' expense, then the insurance company may have to put some portion of the funds in trust to pay for these future medical expenses. This means that the money goes to the court rather than the client or the atorntey. The idea being that if client gets free medical attention it is not fair for them to pocket some of the proceeds and then ask for more from the tax payer when there is money that could be used to offset that burden.
Partridge Snow & Hahn does business in the County of Suffolk with its office located in the city of Boston Massachusetts as a Attorney on 101 Federal Street Suite 1900, If you would like to contact them for any reason please call them at (617)227-0664.