Before we can address payment, we have to address Medicare. Before paying out any funds in personal injury lawsuits, companies are required to obtain a letter from Medicare, stating that Medicare is not asserting a lien against the settlement proceeds, arising from costs advanced for medical treatment of the alleged injuries. According to public records, you are a Medicare recipient. Can you confirm that you did not seek medical treatment for the injuries alleged in the lawsuit? If you confirm that you did not seek treatment for injuries arising from the incident alleged in the complaint, I will ask [the company] whether they will accept a document completed by you that will indicate you did not receive any medical treatment from the injuries in the complaint and did not submit any claim to Medicare in connection therewith. Please let me know as soon as you are able re the medicare issue, so that I can get the ball rolling on this.
As it pertains to the letter that was attached, I have to inquire with [the company], but will let you know their response shortly.
PS – you do not have to be concerned about indicating in writing that you did not seek medical treatment for the injuries alleged in the lawsuit. We already have an agreement in place. My request to you was made solely to expedite compliance with the law pertaining to Medicare.
We had agreed on an amount to keep out of court. He said I should receive payment shortly. When I tried to pin down a date, I got an email saying he found I had Medicare and wanted a letter from them saying what they paid (they were never billed).
I did not respond. This was the second, or third time he changed direction. When he sent this, while he speaks of treatment, I felt it equaled no injury. In any event, I did seak treatment (and xrays). I no longer trusted him. I felt whatever his agenda he should not have asked me to say what he NOW felt necessay. He has been emailing every other month since then.
IF he said the wrong thing, I would go to him asking he revise the original agreement ADDING this issue to the list (like never getting his client or register an elevator after 5 years. They would supply no injury reports prior to my incident, or after). His first 'deragotory' was to say I was a scammer and responsible for my own injuries. He also said his firm would sue me for legal fees. Since my incident was no scam, I said go ahead. We went from there. Pointing me in the right direction, would end this misery of 5 years. This is not blackmail. However, I have to go to pre trial hearing (I am asking for a delay, which they tell me the judge will read that day) and do not look forward to saying the points, or what he suggested I do. I feel then I will lose MY direction.