Medicaid/Medicare Liens in Dog Bite Claims

Serving clients throughout New Jersey


Injuries suffered as a result of a dog bite, whether they are minor or major, will almost always require some form of professional medical treatment.  If you are a victim of a dog attack, have treated at a hospital or Urgent Care for your wounds, are a Medicaid or Medicare beneficiary, and you have filed a claim with the dog owner's homeowner's insurance company, Medicaid and Medicare have what is known as "third-party subrogation rights," which means that they have a right to be repaid out of the recovery you obtain from the dog owner's insurance company out of your claim or lawsuit.  In such cases, it is absolutely essential that you select an attorney that has decades of experience in dealing with Medicaid and Medicare liens.  David J. Cowhey, the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, will make sure that Medicaid or Medicare is notified of your dog bite claim in a timely manner, and will work to "compromise" the lien, which means that he will negotiate with Medicaid or Medicare to pay a percentage of the lien as opposed to the full amount so that you, the victim, can keep as much of your recovery as possible.  If you have been injured in a dog bite incident in New Jersey, and you are a Medicaid or Medicare recipient that is worried about your lien for medical treatment, call David J. Cowhey, the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, today on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627.  Our office will do all the work for you and ensure that your lien is taken care of.