Planning for Life

MassHealth Permitted Late Intervention in Personal Injury Case

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on May 22, 2018

By Harry S. Margolis

Hand about to bang gavel on sounding block in the court room

In 2009, Evelyn E. Gries was hit by a car driven by Annmarie B. Hunt. Ms. Gries died about a year and a half later and a year and a half after that her estate brought suit against Ms. Hunt. In another year and a half (there's a pattern here) at the end of 2013, the parties settled for the full amount of Ms. Hunt's insurance, $250,000. They stipulated to the dismissal of the lawsuit at the beginning of 2014.

None of the parties notified MassHealth

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Topics: MassHealth, personal injury settlement, MassHealth lien

Case Highlights PI Attorney Settlement Planning Responsibility

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on April 7, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis

Elder law and special needs planning attorneys who work with individuals who win personal injury claims have long felt that trial lawyers should be more concerned about the issues that come up for clients after the case is resolved. These can include Medicare set aside rules, continuing eligibility for public benefits and appropriate financial management and budgeting of the settlement funds.

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Topics: personal injury settlement

Attorney Reprimanded For Failure to Properly Settle Case

Posted by Christina T. Vidoli on October 11, 2013

By Christina T. Vidoli

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Topics: Medicare, personal injury settlement

What is Settlement Planning?

Posted by Rachel Sandler on September 20, 2013

By Rebecca J. Benson

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Topics: Medicare, special needs planning, MassHealth, personal injury settlement

How Not to Settle a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on August 27, 2013

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: special needs planning, MassHealth, personal injury settlement

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