Lien Resolution in Mass Tort Settlements: Negotiating and Resolving Reimbursement Claims

Maximizing Settlement Proceeds When Resolving Medicare, Medicaid, Private Healthcare, ERISA, VA and Other Liens

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (in 7 days)
1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to personal injury and products liability counsel for resolving liens in mass tort cases, focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA plans, private health insurer and other common types of liens. The panel will discuss effective methods to negotiate and resolve liens in order to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and maximize settlement amounts for individual plaintiffs.


Most defendants in mass tort cases require personal injury victims to uncover and resolve known and unknown liens as a condition of settlement. A personal injury attorney’s failure to resolve liens when negotiating and overseeing the administration of settlements in mass tort litigation can lead to severe penalties, including loss of settlement proceeds.

Medicaid, Medicare, ERISA plans, Federal Employee Health Benefits, Veterans Administration and TRICARE claims, and private health insurers are among the many lienholders personal injury victims may confront when settling mass tort cases. Many lienholders are willing to compromise and there are legally and practically established means to lower the final lien amount.

Strategic resolution of liens will help personal injury attorneys maximize recovery for individual plaintiffs in mass tort cases and ensure legal compliance during settlement of their claims.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses effective lien resolution tactics in mass tort cases and strategies to maximize settlement amounts and ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.


  1. Identifying potential liens
  2. Retaining and working with lien administrators to negotiate the reduction or waiver of liens
  3. Ensuring compliance with state/federal requirements and policies


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are counsel’s responsibilities regarding reimbursement of liens when settling a mass tort case?
  • What steps should personal injury attorneys take to ensure the most favorable result for their clients when negotiating the resolution of a lien in a mass tort settlement?
  • What steps should defense attorneys take during discovery and upon resolution to protect their clients with regard to lien reimbursement?


Brett Newman, Managing Partner
The Lien Resolution Group, West Nyack, N.Y.

Mr. Newman is known nationally by plaintiff attorneys for his expertise on claims avoidance and reduction. His firm assists both individual claimants of personal injury lawsuits and mass tort claimants in the protection of their proceeds and government benefits. Mr. Newman takes particular interest in the role he plays in training settlement professionals to expand their knowledge beyond the traditional structure broker and attorney relationship.

Franklin P. Solomon, Founding Partner
Solomon Law Firm, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Mr. Solomon’s nationwide practice is focused on evaluation, litigation and resolution of healthcare lien/reimbursement claims. He represents personal injury victims and their attorneys in defending against claims by health plans and government benefits programs seeking payment out of tort recoveries. Prior to opening his own specialty firm, Mr. Solomon’s practice included 20 years of litigating mass tort and individual personal injury claims on behalf of plaintiffs. He is a frequent speaker on healthcare lien and reimbursement issues.

Ginger Susman, Esq., President
Providio MediSolutions, Denver

Ms. Susman has been integral in the development of the company's operational processes and its various services and products—including the proprietary Medicare and Settlement Guidebook with dedicated compliance website. She speaks with MSP stakeholders about compliance and is very familiar with the concerns, confusion and complaints with respect to the MSP—as well as industry perceptions around various solutions. Ms. Susman speaks at conferences and teaches CLE courses nationwide, and works very closely with the company's mass tort clients.

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