MASSIVE’s Mass Tort Team eliminates a $114,058.70 lien for a 2004 hip replacement.  Our Mass Tort team was recently retained by a Kentucky Law Firm to resolve a self-funded ERISA lien handled by United Healthcare.  Over time, the plaintiffs’ bones and joints around the hip were infected as metal shards were entering the bloodstream.  The plaintiff had a hip revision in 2016 to remove the replacement and obtained a settlement of $50,000.  The ERISA lien was nearly $115,000 and would have left the plaintiff penniless after attorney fees and costs.  MASSIVE started investigating and filtering through the plan language and Form 5500s, discovering that this was not, in fact, a self-funded plan and would have to abide by North Carolina’s anti-subrogation policy.  We eliminated the entire lien, helping the plaintiff tremendously and can now rest easy with his new hip.  Are you overlooking important details in your cases?  Call the experts at MASSIVE today to see how we can put more money in your clients pocket.