Ok my dad and a friend were plaintiffs in a lawsuit. They were told that in order for the lawsuit to be settled that both of them had to agree on the amount. Which they did. Ok my dad's friend got his settlement check about2 months ago,my dad is still waiting on his. My dad is suppected to have lung cancer and is 83 years old with no life insurance policy. Is really needing the money to pre plan his funeral arrangements. I call his attorney almost on a daily basis for me to get nothing but let me call the defense attorney. So my question is what can I do to find out what is going on with my dad's money?
Have your dad schedule an appointment to actually meet with the attorney to discuss the settlement delays. Realize that the attorney may not be able to talk to you since you are not the client (unless dad has given the attorney permission.). Just because one plaintiff settled and resolved all their claims does not mean your dad's will resolve as easily. Perhaps dad had medicare, medicaid or Tenncare issues that can take a long time to resolve.
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There are a million different things that could be holding up the process. Also, your dads attorney may be hesitant to discuss your father's case with you because not only are you not his client, but you seem to be far more concerned about this than your father is. I am sure that when he receives the settlement check, the attorney will call your father and let him know. This is between your father and his attorney, I suggest you let them handle it. Best of luck!
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