Timothy L. Schmitz
Amends the Health Care Services Lien Act. Changes "verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise" to "gross verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise". Provides that "gross verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise" means the total gross amount of a verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise prior to any deductions for attorney fees, costs of litigation, or expenses of any kind that were incurred in pursuing the injured person's claim. Provides that the injured person bringing the claim or cause of action, or his or her attorney, shall notify all health care professionals and health care providers who billed for services related to the injuries involved in the claim or cause of action of their right to perfect a lien under the Act. Provides that the person giving notice shall include with the notice complete information relating to the claim or cause of action for all plaintiffs and all defendants, including, but not limited to, the following: the name and location of the court where the claim or cause of action is pending, the docket number, and a list of the parties and their attorneys. Provides that a lien holder may intervene in the claim or cause of action for the sole purpose of protecting the interest as set forth in the lien. Provides that the injured person, or his or her authorized representative, shall provide written notice to a lien holder when a case is dismissed or a judgment is entered against the injured person.
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Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
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