Often, healthcare providers, health insurance companies, and/or the state of California claim a portion of the patient’s settlement for medical bills. Before disbursing the settlement funds, these liens need to be negotiated to ensure all bills are accounted for. We work very hard to get these liens negotiated down on your behalf, and as a courtesy. We do this so you have more money in your pocket at the end of the process. Sometimes, they need various approvals at their own companies. Those approvals also can cause delay. This is beyond The Mines Law Firm’s control.