I am trying to get treated to back injuries and I am going in circles trying to get an LOP to the Dr. office the atty says tell them to send it to me and I will sign it and Dr. office said its up to him to write it on letterhead and send it since we faxed a LOP request wehats the usual route please
The usual route is that when someone is injured, their lawyer will send a letter of protection to a doctor or medical provider that promises to pay for the medical bills their client owes out of any settlement acquired by the personal injury case. It is a contract that ensures the doctor that though he won’t be paid up front, he will be paid when the case receives recovery whether by settlement or by trial. If and when the lawyer wins money for the case, they are obligated to make sure the physician who treated the case receives his medical expenses out of the funds acquired. If the case is not settled, and no recovery is acquired from the case, the client who was injured is still obligated to pay the bill. The medical provider still has the right to pursue the patient for the full costs of the bill just like any other time they are owed money.
Also, LOPs are occasionally rendered when a personal injury lawyer is trying to push back collection of a medical fee that was incurred in the past.
Get your attorney's office manager and your doctor's office manager on a conference call. Get this straightened out.
This shouldnot be a problem of the patient/client! Lien letters (LOP) should be arranged between office staff. Come on now.
Perhaps a replacement .....
Speak to your attorney about this. He or she may have reasons for not signing - but if they do, they should tell you. If he or she won't answer, and you are unable to get treatment as a result, that could be a problem. Though most letters of protection are prepared by the facility and then given to the attorney for their signature.
Have a meeting with your attorney and get it all straightened out., Your attorney is in the best position to address this for you.
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