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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.


“Synergy Lien Resolution Services just finished getting an ERISA lien dramatically reduced for me. I tried for months, asked for the plan etc., tried to understand it, to little avail. Synergy got it slashed way beyond what the carrier told me that they would ever agree to. It cost my client peanuts, benefited her huge. I won’t ever screw around with trying to get those reduced; from now on they all go to Synergy.”

Rick Kolodinsky
Rick Kolodinsky, P.A.

"In my twenty-two year career as a trial lawyer I've handled my share of catastrophic cases and structures, but imagine the complexity of an engaged, unwed mother catastrophically injured during delivery, giving birth to a healthy child, but left in a vegetative state? The issues of guardianship and entitlements of the newborn, the rights of the biological father-fiancé, an out-of-state teenage child of the mother, lifetime maintenance of the mother, as well as the rights of family of the mother, who became her primary care-takers? Synergy systematically managed the seven figure tender of one defendant, the establishment of a Qualified Settlement Fund, a Special Needs Trust, and multiple structures, all the while concurrently maintaining the various entitlements to ancillary services, as well as the remaining litigation. Everything was handled professionally, timely and literally without a hitch. Truly an amazing feat."

Marcus J. Michles II
Michles & Booth

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