|State Gets Full Reimbursement|
of Medicaid Injury Payments
State v. Peters, 946 A.2d 1231, 287 Conn. 82 (2008)
Mr. Peters hired a personal injury lawyer to represent him with his accident case and received an arbitration award of $747,000. After paying attorneys fees and costs of $221,000, 30% of the total award, Mr. Peters was left with $526,000. The State asked for reimbursement of the full $70,000 it had paid to Mr. Peters in Medicaid benefits and cash assistance. He believed the amount paid back should be reduced by the 30% that was deducted from his award for attorneys fees and costs.