As the plaintiff's lawyers, when we settle with the party at fault, Medicare has their hand out wanting their money back. Both the party at fault and the injured party have a duty to make sure Medicare is repaid at settlement time.
Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
The Ohio Association for Justice will be holding their first annual 2012 Winter Convention at Wyndham Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH November 15-16, 2012. This event is jam-packed with Supreme Court approved education on the most current trends in many different areas of practice.
Ohio Car Accident Lawyers from the Chester Law Group Co., LPA, David Chester, Esq., and Vince Kloss, Esq., have been asked to speak at the convention to discuss Medicare subrogation presuit.
They will discuss how to efficiently work with Medicare in the personal injury context before a lawsuit is filed. When a person is injured by a third party, Medicare often pays the accident related medical care of the injured person. Medicare then has a statutory right to get their money back from the party who caused the injury.
Attorney David Chester states “As the plaintiff's lawyers, when we settle with the party at fault, Medicare has their hand out wanting their money back. Both the party at fault and the injured party have a duty to make sure Medicare is repaid at settlement time.” In fact Medicare has regulations that impose significant sanctions for failure to abide by its statutory subrogation rights.
Since Medicare is such a large bureaucracy, dealing with Medicare can be time consuming and frustrating and this can delay settlement. David Chester and Vince Kloss will provide practical tips on who to contact and how to work with Medicare so that injury settlements are not delayed waiting for Medicare to tell you how much money you must repay.
They will also discuss how to get a discount from Medicare in the amount you have to repay. David and Vince will discuss a new program set up by Medicare to streamline the repayment process and how it works. They will also touch on obligations an injured Ohioan has to protect Medicare's interest regarding any future accident related medical bills that Medicare would have to pay, known as a Medicare Set-aside Trust, or MSA.
Ohio Association for Justice is a collection of Plaintiff's Ohio trial lawyers who mainly represent injured Ohioans against those third parties who have hurt their clients either financially, mentally, emotionally and or physically. As stated on their website OAJ’s mission is “To preserve our Constitutional rights and protect access to the civil justice system for all Ohioans through advocacy in the Courthouse, Statehouse, and Bureau of Workers' Compensation.”
Attorney David M. Chester has been an Ohio personal injury lawyer most of his legal career. From a single office in Akron, Ohio Attorney Chester has built a law firm with 16 offices located around the state of Ohio. Attorney Chester received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Pre-Law from Bowling Green State University. He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cleveland State University College of Law, where he graduated 2nd in his law school class.
Attorney Vincent J. Kloss obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cleveland State University College of Law. Attorney Kloss has been a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio for over 20 years. Attorney Kloss came to join the fight against insurance companies with David M. Chester in 2003, where he is currently managing all legal aspects of the firm.
About Chester Law Group Co., LPA
Chester Law Group Co., LPA is based in Akron, Ohio and has 16 offices statewide in Ohio with locations in Akron, Youngstown, Canton, Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Westlake, Amherst, Beachwood, Mentor, Twinsburg, Ravenna, Warren, Medina, Wooster, and Independence, Ohio. Their lawyers handle serious injury claims throughout the state of Ohio combining the resources of a big law firm with the personal attention and care you would expect from a small firm. Chester Law Group Co., LPA is dedicated to protecting your rights in Ohio car and truck accident lawsuits. Visit their informational website at http://www.chesterlaw.com.