Valuable Tools to Increase Settlement Outcomes

How do you determine future medical costs for your case? Some firms ‘guess-timate’ and lose out on an accurate picture of these costs. Here at MASSIVE, we know how to protect your case and increase your settlement outcomes!   Medical Cost Projections (MCP) are an invaluable tool used to forecast future medical costs and uncover…

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Success in Reducing Challenging Medicare Lien

The claimant in this case was a victim of sexual abuse decades ago, which resulted in psychological injuries that totaled $962,580.66 in liens.   Due to the recent change in the statute of limitations for sexual misconduct cases, the law firm pursued a recovery for their client with no time limitations for this trauma. However,…

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Self-Funded ERISA Plan Lien Reduced by 87%

A Pennsylvania mother was badly hurt in a motor vehicle accident, which resulted in her baby’s premature birth. The child had significant injuries that totaled $222,792.52 in liens. Because this was a self-funded ERISA plan, it would be difficult to argue for reductions because of the strong plan language.   John Buford, Single Event Lead…

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What to Expect from Senate Bill 410

Michigan has repealed the immunity provision of its Product Liability Act. This provision has been on the books for the last 30 years, allowing Michigan companies to shield themselves from liability for many cases, including opioid use.   Senate Bill 410 went into effect on February 13, 2024, but without any retroactive effect. Injuries that…

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MASSIVE Increased Settlement by $110k with Medical Cost Projection

Recently, a worker’s compensation firm asked us to review one of their cases. Their plaintiff required a shoulder replacement. The defense initially offered $100,000 based almost entirely on past medical bills.   Our nurse reviewed the documentation and created a Medical Cost Projection that accurately projected the cost for surgery, recovery, follow-up, and all related…

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Firm Profitability: Key Indicators to Track

By MASSIVE Partner, Todd Franklin   Many attorneys tell me they want to run their law firm more efficiently, but don’t know how to get started. If lien resolution is a concern, my advice is to focus on both Leading and Lagging Indicators. Indicators from pre-settlement to post-settlement can teach you about your business and…

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Looking Ahead in 2024: Women in Mass Torts

Looking Ahead in 2024: Women in Mass Torts

By MASSIVE Partner, Marcy B. Spitz, Esq.   The plaintiff-side of mass torts has admirably attempted to increase diversity. These improvements continue into 2024 with many mass tort cases expected to come to the forefront with more diverse leadership. Judges, law firm leadership, and the public are acutely aware of the need to have diverse…

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Medicare Lien Reduced by 99%

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An Arkansas woman sustained injuries to her eye after using the Beovu eye injection from Novartis. The plaintiff ended up with a $75,388.62 Medicare lien.   Patricia Stalnaker, Lead Lien Resolution Manager, and the Mass Tort team at MASSIVE reviewed the documentation and saw that a good portion of the treatments were for “age-related macular…

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Sexual Assault Cases: Steps to Avoid Lien-Related Delays

Changes to our societal norms and state laws have allowed hundreds of thousands of sexual assault victims a chance to settle lawsuits. With that increase comes the need to understand and pursue lien resolution for both physical and emotional claims in these cases. Treatment for these injuries was paid by insurers that may have subrogation/reimbursement…

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Success in Reducing Difficult Self-Funded ERISA Plan Lien

Medical malpractice cases where the injuries may alter their life but not necessarily result in constant treatment are difficult to prove the future medicals and distinguish pain and suffering. Recently, one of our firms represented a Pennsylvania man who suffered from an MRSA infection due to medical malpractice. As a result, he totaled $661,769.86 in…

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