Can I settle my injury case and keep "open medical?"

Can I settle my injury case and keep open medical

We get this question a lot, from clients and from non-clients.  People are concerned that their their health may deteriorate in the future as a direct result of their current injuries, and they want to have a provision in their settlement that says the company will pay for that medical care if that happens.

Unfortunately, in most cases you will not be able to have any type of open medical provision in your settlement.  Corporations and insurance companies do not want to subject themselves to that type of future risk.  There are exceptions, however, they are few and far between.

If you don't have a lawyer, the likelihood of you being able to keep open medical is extremely low.

However, if you have a lawyer and your case is on file, make sure your lawyer is asserting a claim for future medical bills.  This is a claim in which you say that you expect to have future medical treatment due to your injuries, and you state how much those bills will be.  If your case goes to a jury, the jury will be entitled to award you for your expected future medical bills.  Having a jury award you compensation is as close as you will likely come to arranging for any type of "open medical" on the company responsible for your injuries.

To discuss how you can try to be reimbursed for your future medical bills with one of the experienced lawyers here at VB Attorneys, call us now at 877.724.7800.


Vuk Stevan Vujasinovic
Experienced Injury Lawyer. First Generation American. Life-Long Texan. Husband. Father.