The medical lien solution is designed to help those individuals who have are in need of urgent medical attention while they await the outcome of their personal injury trial. With you having the doctor lies, you will come to an agreement that the payments will be postponed and made at a later date when the case is closed. For there to be a guaranteed that the payments will be made, the health care liens are given to the third party injury cases because the patient is the obvious no-fault victim. The injuries that are sustained by the victims are like those sustained during car accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability suits among others.
However, despite the noble intention behind the establishment of lien medical agreement, there are some factors that have forced some doctors to lack the enthusiasm and hospitals to consider its use.
Some doctors are discouraged by the length of time between the treatment and payment. When something has to go through a legal proceeding in a law court, time is not a treasured factor. The court rulings can be lengthy taking years before the ruling is made. The doctors will have to continue with their daily work without payments. The hospitals are not in any position to force the payment until the outcome of the case has been realized. The financial interruption of the prolonged payment duration is discouraging and many physicians are unwilling to accept.
Since these cases can drag for so many, years, there are some things that you are supposed to know as the victim. It is the responsibility of the person who has caused the injury to pay for the treatment. But this has to be approved in a court of law and can take quite some time. The injured victim may have some kind of cover but it might not be able to cater to treatment like physiotherapy or nursing aid because these are quite expensive. Do you need to carry your suffering and end up having to sell your house to settle the medical bills which unacceptable for sure? Some providers of health care insurance normally have this kind of provision in their portfolio to cater for such treatments but they are a bit worried of the expenses that they could incur.
There are third party companies that are willing to buy the debt of the connected injury. They will receive some discounts by taking these debts but it is very risky collecting these debts at some times in the future. The liens will pay for the treatment expenses to the provider and the victim will not have to worry about any medical bills. There is a big risk because they can lose the case in a court of law. This is the reason why debt is heavily discounted in the first place. When the case is won, the company will get a substantial amount of money because it will have attracted interest for the duration that the case had been in court.