Understanding Utah's Hospital Lien Law

At Handy & Handy, our lawyers will help you through the personal injury claims process. This includes evaluating how Utah's hospital lien law will impact your claim.

What Is A Hospital Lien?

A hospital lien is a complaint filed by a hospital that provided medical care to a plaintiff who received an award or settlement after filing a personal injury claim.

Under the hospital lien law in Utah, hospitals are entitled to file a lien against a plaintiff's judgment or settlement after treating the plaintiff for his or her injuries. The amount of the lien does not include any amount already paid by the patient, attorney fees, court costs and other required expenses related to the judgment or settlement.

The hospital lien balance varies per case. It is important to understand the hospital lien balance before settling or accepting any award in your personal injury case.

We will determine the amount of the hospital lien that will be deducted from any award or settlement. This is an important step to include in the planning process so you know what to expect from your claim and are able to stay informed throughout your case.

Visit our General Damages page to learn more about damages and personal injury claims.

Let Us Answer Your Questions

A personal injury claim can help you recover damages to cover your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Understanding how a hospital lien will affect your claim will help you become more prepared during the claims process.

We represent individuals and families in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah who have been injured in accidents or due to others' negligence. Let us answer your questions about your case. To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or call 801-639-9678.