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Personal Injury Settlements/Person with Public Benefits 2019

Personal Injury Settlements/Person with Public Benefits 2019

Total Credits: 6.5 Professional Practice
This program will present an in-depth application of the eligibility rules for public benefits to a lawsuit recovery. A judicial panel will discuss the coordination between a trial part and a guardianship part when the plaintiff is an infant or incapacitated person.  Learn planning options for clients in order to preserve public benefits after having received a lawsuit recovery and gain skills assessing whether public benefit providers may make a claim against a lawsuit recovery.  Attain techniques designed to properly structure settlements and understand their role in preserving ongoing eligibility for benefits. Gain knowledge about the special rules for actions against nursing homes and the interrelationship among trusts, incapacitated plaintiffs and guardianships.

Agenda Topics

  • Overview of Eligibility for Government Benefits Based on Need
  • Planning to Retain Ongoing Eligibility tor Public Benefits
  • Lawsuit Recoveries for the Medicare Beneficiary
  • Structured Settlements
  • Nursing Home Torts   
  • Judicial Panel: Coordination Between Trial Part and Guardianship Part When Plaintiff Is an Infant or Incapacitated Person

Program Faculty 
Valerie Bogart, Esq., New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), NYC
Alan J. Fuchsberg, Esq., The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, NYC
Paul K. Isaac, Esq., Paramount Settlement Planning, LLC, Buffalo
Ellyn Kravitz, Esq., Abrams Fensterman, LLP, Brooklyn
Walter Osuna, Esq., Sinel & Associates, PLLC, NYC 
Joan L. Robert, Esq., Kassoff, Robert & Lerner,  LLP, Rockville Centre
John M. Tomsky, Esq. , Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., NYC

Judicial Panel
Hon. Richard Horowitz, Suffolk County Supreme Court, Central Islip
Hon. Eileen Rakower, New York County Supreme Court, NYC
Hon. Bernice D. Siegal, Queens County Supreme Court, Jamaica
Hon. Ellen M. Spodek, Kings County Supreme Court, Brooklyn
Hon. Charles M. Troia , Richmond County Supreme Court, Staten Island 


Non-Member Price: $275.00
Published Date:
  • March 15, 2019
  • DVD+MP3
Product Code:
  • FFW54
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 6.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 6.5