Chris Nichols is a trial lawyer with offices in Raleigh and Hendersonville. He practices in the area of personal injury, including car wrecks and tractor trailer wrecks. He is a Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Visit his website at

Medicaid: "Ahlborn hearings" are back thanks to the 2018 federal budget which makes Medicaid provide lien reduction hearings again. But watch the deadlines!

I'll put the most important thing first, then explain it. This is just my opinion, and applies only to North Carolina law, but since deadlines may be running, I wanted to get it out there. If you settled a case (by minor settlement, signed release, or Industrial Commission approval) in which Medicaid claimed a… Read More