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Despite an Ethics Opinion from the Alabama State Bar prohibiting “double dipping” on contingency fees, some Alabama personal injury attorneys appear to be continuing to overcharge their clients. Several years ago, a number of personal injury firms in Alabama (not Boteler, Finley & Wolfe) began charging an additional contingency fee on the “back-end” of a claim or case for negotiating a reduced repayment on behalf of the client for medical bills or insurance subrogation claims. These claims were asserted against the client’s settlement money by hospitals, medical providers or health insurance carriers. The attorneys would charge a 30-45% contingency fee against the gross set ... Read More
Three Things We Know About Your Personal Injury Claim That You May Not Know At Boteler, Finley & Wolfe we’ve been helping personal injury victims present and prosecute their insurance claims for 29 years. We’ve helped thousands of victims recover the full and complete compensation they are owed and most of these claims were settled without ever having to file a lawsuit! Why is that? Because we know and understand three very important factors for recovering full and complete compensation for personal injury claims. Those factors are: Reserves, Computers and Attitudes. Knowing and understanding these three factors allows us to insure our clients get the full and complete compens ... Read More
Alabama accident victims are now being confronted with Hospital Liens for "unpaid" medical bills even when they have health insurance. The article below was written by attorney Knox Boteler and explains this current trend of hospitals filing liens for payment instead of billing health insurance. If you have questions about your injury claim and a hospital lien, please call us today: 251-433-7766. A troubling trend is developing in Alabama’s healthcare system - hospitals are making every attempt to avoid billing a patient’s health insurance. Over the last year, more and more accident victims suffering injuries as a result of automobile collisions, slip and falls, and product defects fo ... Read More
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Essure Birth Control Implant - Warning! Essure is a device sold as a permanent, non-surgical birth control solution for women. Manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (Bayer) and approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in November, 2002, the Essure device consists of small, flexible coils that are placed into the fallopian tubes by a catheter. Once in place, the device is designed to elicit tissue growth in and around the coils to form blockage of the tubes. The tissue barrier formed prevents sperm from reaching an egg; thus, preventing conception. The FDA has received over 5,000 reports of severe complications and unwanted side-effects from patients implanted wit ... Read More
$830 Million Transvaginal Mesh/Bladder Sling Settlement Announced Under the terms of a recently negotiated $830 million settlement, women who have complications because of an American Medical Systems’ (AMS) transvaginal mesh device can now receive compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering. Transvaginal mesh implants, often referred to as bladder slings, are medical devices that are designed to provide a less-invasive way to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. These problems had previously been treated with abdominal surgery; however, the implants could be inserted vaginally. Though the transvaginal mesh was created to allow women fast ... Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended BP’s attempt to undo the settlement it negotiated with Gulf Coast residents and businesses in 2012. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement originally agreed to by BP, Gulf Coast residents and businesses will have until early June, 2015 to file their claims with the Deepwater Horizon Claim Center. The Supreme Court’s decision of December 9, 2014 was widely expected by legal analysts. BP lost its appeal at every level of the federal appellate court system. As many analysts pointed out throughout the appeals process, BP had made too many statements contrary to its position taken on appeal for the Fifth Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in its ... Read More