My Mom passed away on12/28/08. she was on medicaid in Ohio for about 3-4 years.
While in the nursing home she was severly injuried,my sisiter and I filed a personal/negect injury suit against the home in April 2009.We won a judment this past week and have not received any money yet.
My question is can Medicaid take this money from us ,my Mom had exactly $0 in assets when she died.
Yesterday I received a letter from AG of Ohio stating that she owed Medicaid $142,588 ,and this is a debt of the estate only.does ths money fall into a category of her estate since she had $0
The lawyer who handled our suit said he does not know about something like this,I wonder about him.
I would not think this would be an asset,that is why I am asking this question.