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The Patel Memo – Twenty Years Later

Daniel Anders, President of the National MSP Network (NMSP) sent a newsletter last week alerting this writer and other NMSP members of an historic settlement planning anniversary. On July 23, 2001, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, under the name of Parashar B. Patel, Deputy Director, Purchasing Policy Group for CMS, what...

Case Study: Workers’ Compensation

A 40 year-old male employee was catastrophically injured during an auto accident resulting in paraplegia and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The adjuster for the self-insured employer referred this challenging workers’ compensation claim to Independent Life. The Case The injured worker spent the last two years in and out of facilities stacking up costly medical...

Case Study: Medical Malpractice

A regional hospital was handling a challenging medical malpractice claim involving a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and significant developmental delays. Due to the nature of the claim, the life expectancy, medical cost projections, and valuation ranges were each hotly contested items. The Challenge As a result of years of low interest rates and...

Case Study: Rated Ages

Independent Life recently had the opportunity to play a critical role in the resolution of a complex claim that had been going on for over 6 years. Overview: Hector, a 40-year old construction worker, fell 30 feet from the roof of a warehouse and suffered severe brain and spinal cord injuries.  The accident has left...