Medical bills always have to be paid out of the settlement. Who else would pay them but the estate?
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Not in Alabama, where proceeds from wrongful death settlements do not pass through the estate but go directly to the heirs at law.
Typically the estate is usually responsible for the outstanding debt including medical bills. You need to check with the specific laws in your state. I recommend you consult with a competent lawyer in your state.
Kane Varghese Law Firm
Not necessarily. In Missouri, a wrongful death claim belongs to the heir, not the estate. Since the medical bills are an obligation of the estate, they can not attach the wrongful death proceeds typically. However, if the bills were claimed in the suit, it well may be that the settlement has to cover them.
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