Lien Resolution 101

A good percentage of people in the legal industry are unfamiliar with the term “Lien” or “Lien Resolution”. Throwing in “Rights of Reimbursement” and “Subrogation Rights” can further muddy the waters. Let’s break down these terms and clarify the process.   Lien: A lien is money owed to a third party for a debt. After…

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Does Bankruptcy Affect Liens?

While Johnson and Johnson’s Talcum Powder Bankruptcy has apparently failed (as of January 30, 2023), many other bankruptcy and personal injury/mass tort cases remain. What does that mean for liens and subrogation?   Not much.   First, remember that when we use the term “lien,” we are using an adopted, legally incomplete term. We’re generally…

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MASSIVE 60% Reduction of ERISA Lien

A Michigan plaintiff was badly injured on the job and suffered severe burns. His treatment led to a $94,798 ERISA lien, which would have left him just over $10,000 from his settlement.   Marcy Spitz, Esq., Partner at MASSIVE, explained to the lienholder the case combined the plaintiff’s injury claim and his family’s loss of…

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Ryan Weiner, Esq., New MTVA President: Focus for New Year

MASSIVE: Medical and Subrogation Specialists is a founding member of the Mass Tort Vendor Association (MTVA). The MTVA’s purpose is to set vendor standards for “Best Practices” within the mass tort legal community based on ethical ideals and practices that will elevate the quality of client services, distinguish members to existing and potential clients, and…

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Connect with Us at the AAJ 2023 Winter Convention

The 2023 AAJ Winter Convention is February 4-7 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and will be here before you know it!   MASSIVE is excited to co-sponsor the Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group with Rebuttal. This group is right up our alley since we’ve been selected as the exclusive lien resolution…

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Todd Franklin Presenting at Lake County Board of Commissioners’ Workers’ Comp Seminar

MASSIVE’s CEO, Todd Franklin, will be presenting at the Lake County Board of Commissioners’ 7th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar in Crown Point, Indiana on Friday, December 9 at 11:30 a.m. CST.   Key content to be examined includes:  Laws and Regulations Behind MSAs  Version 3.6 Update   LMSA Requirements: A Technical Review  What Does CMS’ Proposed…

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Michigan Plaintiff’s Private Lien Waived

A Michigan woman sustained multiple injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Blue Cross Blue Shield alleged a $33,256 lien against the settlement. One of MASSIVE’s experts, John Buford, Single Event Lead Attorney, performed a detailed review of the plan language to determine BCBS’s legal right to any settlement. He found that based on coordination of…

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Ryan Weiner, Esq., COO of MASSIVE, Announced as Upcoming MTVA President

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Weiner, Esq., Chief Operating Officer at MASSIVE, has been elected as the 2023-2024 Mass Torts Vendor Association (MTVA) President.   Ryan will officially begin his two-year term at the National Trial Lawyers (NTL) Summit at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, January 23-26, 2023.   During his tenure, Ryan will…

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Medicare Lien Reduced by Over $100,000 for Florida Plaintiff

The plaintiff in this case suffered multiple injuries including brain bleed and weight loss due to nursing home negligence. His treatments built up a total of $140,209 of Medicare liens.   Medicare added other claims that it paid while the plaintiff was in the nursing home for his brain bleed and other injuries. John Buford,…

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Mallinckrodt Opioids Lien Resolution

MASSIVE has been named as the exclusive Lien Resolution Administrator for Mallinckrodt’s PI Bankruptcy Trust. We previously detailed the lien resolution programs we have set up. Outside of those LRPs are dozens of other Medicaid programs, including: Alaska  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Delaware Hawaii  Illinois  Indiana  Kentucky  Louisiana  Maine  Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota  Missouri  Montana  Nebraska  New…

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