If you were in an auto accident severe enough to send you to the hospital, the hospital may claim a lien on your personal injury settlement if you did not have insurance.
Missouri: A hospital, and other health care providers, may claim a lien on up to fifty percent (50%) of the amount that the patient would receive from any personal injury settlement or verdict.
Kansas: The hospital may claim and be paid up to $5,000. If the lien is for an amount in excess of $5,000., the hospital is entitled to claim only the amount that is an equitable distribution from the amount of the settlement or verdict.
If as a result of an auto accident, a hospital is claiming a lien in your personal injury claim, and you would like more information about the validity or the amount of any lien, please call Mike at 913-789-7477 to speak with him about your claim. If you would like more information about personal injury claims as a result of an auto accident, you can obtain a copy of Mike’s book, Kansas and Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook, by clicking here or you can call Mike at the number above to schedule a free time to discuss the evaluation of your claim.