For a personal injury case, a medical lien is a demand for repayment that a doctor or medical facility places on your personal injury settlement. If you’ve filed a personal injury claim to recover damages, including the costs of your medical care, the people and facilities who provided that care can file a lien against your settlement or court award.
If you have medical bills from your accident, your lawyer may be able to help you negotiate the payment of those bills. You may choose to pay some of those bills, use pre-settlement legal funding to help pay them, or negotiate a medical lien.
In This Article
- Medical Lien-Based Continuing Care
- How the High Rise Financial Medical Lien Process Works
- Requesting Medical Funding for a Hospital or Surgery Center
- If You Want to Be Treated by a Non-Lien-Based Doctor
- A Medical Lien Will Impact the Proceeds from Your Settlement
- A Medical Lien Is Risky for the Doctor
- Apply to Find a Lien-Based Doctor and Get Funding Now
Medical Lien-Based Continuing Care
After filing your personal injury claim for medical care and evaluation, your lawyer may suggest finding a lien-based doctor, surgeon, or hospital for continuing care and medical assessment. In this scenario, the provider agrees to treat personal injury victims on lien rather than charging you upfront for your medical care. In this way, you avoid further financial hardship while recovering from your injuries and helping your lawyer build a strong case.
However, finding doctors and hospitals that will agree to a medical lien can be time-consuming. That’s where High Rise Financial comes in. We have access to a network of doctors, surgeons, surgery centers, and hospitals that provide lien-based medical care to personal injury victims.
Types of Care
What are the types of care covered by medical lien funding? These medical providers include, but are not limited to:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- General surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Oral surgeons
- Pain management
- Physical therapists
- Surgery centers
You must continue to get the medical care you need, even if you cannot pay your medical bills right now. All of the medical providers in our network are compassionate, caring, and highly qualified. The fact that they work on lien does not impact the quality of care you will receive.
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How the High Rise Financial Medical Lien Process Works
Finding lien-based medical care through High Rise Financial is a relatively simple process:
- You submit your information and the type of care you need.
- We confirm that a lien-based doctor is available in your area and request your medical case information.
- We help set up your first appointment and email you the details. After that, you can communicate directly with the medical provider.
We strive to make the process quick and easy for you.
Requesting Medical Funding for a Hospital or Surgery Center
We also provide medical funding for hospitals and surgery centers. The process is very similar but may take a little longer:
- You or your lawyer submit your information in the form, and we will confirm if your preferred surgery center or hospital is in our network.
- We request all of your medical case information and documentation.
- When we receive the information we need, we review your case and approve or deny your request within 48 hours.
If You Want to Be Treated by a Non-Lien-Based Doctor
If you want to stick with the doctor who has been seeing you, High Rise Financial can help by providing payments directly to the medical provider. We keep impeccable records of all medical costs. You would then repay us instead of the medical provider when you win your case.
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A Medical Lien Will Impact the Proceeds from Your Settlement
The medical lien becomes due when your personal injury claim settles, or you get a court award. This means the cost of any medical assessments, treatments, surgeries, or other medical care will be deducted from the settlement amount. If the medical providers demand more money than you received, your lawyer can try to negotiate a lower fee.
Keep in mind that in addition to paying off a medical lien, several other things will be deducted from your settlement before receiving any proceeds. These include:
- Your lawyer’s legal fees
- Repayment of legal funding, if you received any previously
- Back taxes
How Structured Settlements Work
Once these payments have been made, the rest of the settlement proceeds are yours. If you agree to a structured settlement, you may receive payments spread out over a certain time rather than in one lump sum. This is more common with larger settlements that exceed $150,000.
If this is the case, your lawyer will help ensure that the first payment is larger than the rest to pay the medical lien and legal fees.
A Medical Lien Is Risky for the Doctor
A doctor who agrees to provide care based on a medical lien is taking a risk. They agree to provide care with no upfront or timely payment. They also agree to wait for payment until you win your case, which could be months or even years into the future.
For this reason, lien-based doctors network with firms like High Rise Financial. We vet the strength of your case and your potential settlement. If you have a strong case, finding a doctor who will enter into a medical lien agreement with you is easier.
We fund the medical provider at a discounted rate upfront. Then the remaining costs are put on the lien. But, just like your personal injury lawyer, the doctor does not get paid if you don’t win your case.
Apply to Find a Lien-Based Doctor and Get Funding Now
High Rise Financial helps personal injury lawyers and plaintiffs find lien-based doctors and medical facilities. We have a network of doctors, surgeons, surgery centers, and hospitals that will treat personal injury plaintiffs on lien.
To get started, you or your lawyer can find a lien-based doctor by filling out the contact form on the medical lien funding page. If you have questions, you can Click to Chat or give us a call.