Jennifer Jordan, an attorney writing for Medval’s MSA blog, discusses a recent Louisiana comp case to explain what happens when an MSA-covered surgery takes place in the time between settlement and state approval. The case, McCarroll v. Livingston Parish Council, illustrates what she believes is an unwise eagerness to settle the claim. Jordan emphasizes: “There is absolutely nothing that says that services allocated in an MSA cannot be paid from an MSA regardless of the minutia of the settlement timeline. There is nothing in the WCMSA Reference Guide or the Self-Administration Tool Kit for WCMSAs that states that payments from MSAs can only be made after the settlement is approved by the state.”
Read her full take on McCarroll here.