Health Insurance Reimbursement

There are often expenses that must be paid from the outcome of a lawsuit. As one important example, sometimes, our client’s health insurance company pays for the medical bills, giving the health insurer what’s called a right of reimbursement or subrogation. If they haven’t filed anything, it’s a right of reimbursement, so they have the right to be reimbursed for the amount they paid under the terms of the contract only.

In Nevada, there is a case called Canfora which says the right of reimbursement is only when the client has been made whole. So, that can be a battle about how much they should be paid under that lien.

There is also a rule that medical bills need to be paid directly to the medical provider if there was no insurance. In that case it requires potentially negotiating the amount of the medical bill, if possible, down.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]