Judges told Florida they couldn’t claim part of the injury settlement

By Y. Peter Kang (Jan. 10, 2022, 8:46 p.m. EST) – The United States Supreme Court was asked on Monday to block Florida’s attempt to recover Medicaid payments it made to a teenager who suffered catastrophic brain injury, with the parents arguing that the Sunshine State is wrongly claiming a lien on the future medical expense portion of an $ 800,000 settlement.

The high court heard pleadings in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Gianinna Gallardo, who was 13 when she was hit by a van as she got out of a school bus and suffered catastrophic injuries that left her in a vegetative state. The family challenges an eleventh …

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