- Created: Friday, 12 May 2017 07:14
by Natalie T. Lorenz, Attorney at Law
When an individual is injured in an accident, the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (the “Act”) may limit the lien that the healthcare professionals and providers who treated that individual for his injury can have on the patient’s recovery against the at-fault party. When the injured individual obtains a settlement from, or judgment against, the at-fault party, the Act limits the total amount of medical liens to 40% of the settlement or judgment, as applicable. All medical lienholders are to share proportionate amounts, subject to the 40% limit.