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Lien Res Success Story – Synergy’s experienced negotiators reduce a self-funded ERISA lien by 96% for a savings of $211,327.07

This case involved a plaintiff was injured when he jumped from a balcony and landed head first on the concrete pavement below.  Due to liability issues plaintiff’s counsel was only able to obtain $75,000 from the property owner’s insurance carrier.  The plaintiff’s medical bills were paid from his employer’s self-funded ERISA plan who asserted a subrogation/reimbursement claim  in the amount of $220,000.  Despite very strong plan language, and reliance on U.S. Airways vs. McCutchen , Synergy’s experienced negotiators were able to reduce the repayment demand to $9,000.00.  This is a reduction of 96% and allowed the severely injured plaintiff to retain the vast majority of his settlement proceeds. 

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