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Carrier Can Collect Full Amount of Worker's Malpractice Settlement, Minus Fees, Expenses

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 0

A Texas appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier was entitled to the entire amount of an injured worker’s malpractice settlement, less a payment of fees and expenses to the worker’s attorney. Corby W. Stevenson suffered a workplace injury in June 2013 that was exacerbated by negligent medical treatment he received in December 2013. Texas Mutual Insurance Co. was the workers' compensation carrier for Stevenson's employer and paid benefits to him after his injury. In January 2015, Stevenson sued his health care providers for negligence. Texas Mutual then s...

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