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Synergy reduces Veteran Affairs lien against mass tort plaintiff by 75% for a savings of $71,947.57

This case involved a veteran who was a plaintiff in the Avandia class action.  The mass tort litigation involved cardiac events caused by the use of Avandia.  This plaintiff was undergoing treatment for renal issues and was taking a prescription for Avandia.   The complex nature of the mass tort litigation resulted in a point system being developed by which the plaintiffs calculated their share of the global settlement.  The massive amount of billing, the various treatment dates, the severity of this plaintiff’s non-Avandia related care and the fact the a large amount of unrelated care was provided on the same dates of loss as the Avandia related care resulted in an intricate problem with the lien being asserted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.    Counsel for the veteran plaintiff engaged Synergy Lien Resolution Service to deal with the VA. Synergy dealt with the intricacies quickly and with a fantastic result.  Synergy was able to bypass normal VA protocols and achieve a 75% reduction in a relatively short span of time. The result was a savings of $71,947.57 and a net increase of 97% to the veteran plaintiff’s take home.


"I recently engaged Synergy to assist with a complicated PTD settlement involving a substantial Medicare Set Aside. The claimant’s wife has been providing full time attendant care which is not Medicare covered. The Synergy nurse was able to do a full analysis of non-Medicare covered expenses which far exceeded the value of the MSA analysis performed by the carrier’s contracted MSA provider. The non- Medicare figures became the main focus of the settlement negotiations and more than doubled the value of the case. Although I could estimate the attendant care figures, the nurse added in other items that I would not have routinely considered. I also asked Synergy to evaluate the EC’s MSA as well as their prescription review. Synergy offered insight about the prescription donut hole which I did not have a clear understanding about. Again, their insight and information added a great deal of value to the overall settlement. Not only did I learn from Synergy but was able to educate my clients in the process. These are very complex and complicated areas; I will use Synergy again and again!"

Rosemary Eure
Lancaster & Eure

"Coincidentally, on the day of a recent Synergy Seminar on Medicare & ERISA lien resolution I received a letter on an ERISA lien. This letter followed much back and forth between myself and the recovery vendor for BCBS. Despite my efforts they were adamant there would be no (zero)(zilch)(nada) reduction and provided case law to support their position. I tried Synergy’s Lien Resolution Services since I had just heard their Director of Lien Resolution speak. Synergy got them to reduce their claim by a third in less than ten (10) days. The result was quick and the fee very reasonable. If you have a tough ERISA lien and your typical efforts don’t work, give Synergy a try."

Michael S. Smith, Esq.
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC

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