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I was hit by a car last year, multiple injuries, hired a lawyer he never paid medicare!!

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 30th, 2017 on Legal Malpractice - Florida
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I needed surgery, doctors changed their mind and still currently having a lot of trouble and still need surgery. My attorney never paid medicare, medicare is after me for $10,000 now.
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Answered on Apr 01st, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Well this will be a pickle as you will sue lawyer for not paying medicare and then you will get sued for the money that you got in the settlement back that you shouldn't have recieved  - because it should have gone to medicare. You won't likley have a situation where YOU keep the money you shouldn't have recieved and expet the lawyer to pay out of pocket......you may be robbing peter to pay paul here. 

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