It sounds to me like you need to find a new attorney.
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I am sorry to hear about your difficult and frustrating situation. You should contact a maryland licensed attorney to point you in the right direction. I am licensed in Florida, Georgia and Massachusettes, but not Maryland, so I am not able to give you advice for your situation. I truly wish you the best.
you definitely need to consult with another workers comp lawyer. You don't loose Medicare when you settle a WC claim. However, Medicare has an interest in the future medical treatment portion of your settlement. Medicare is taking up to 9 months to approve Worker Comp Medicare set-asides. I only practice in Virginia. You need to speak to someone who has a strong understanding of Workers comp and how it affects other benefits such as your retirement and health insurance and social security disability.
I am a Maryland licensed attorney in Bel Air. You can contact me to discuss your case in more detail. All consultations are free. 410-836-0225 www.kmulliganlaw.com