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BUSTAMONTE v. FLORES, B156613

Under Welfare and Institutions Code section 14124.72(c), a deceased minor was not a person entitled to bring an action or assert a claim to recover decedent's medical expenses, thus a Medi-Cal lien on plaintiff's recovery is improper.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/30/2003
  • Published 05/30/2003

Judges

  • KLEIN, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Thon, Beck, Vanni, Phillipi & Nutt and Brian C. Nutt, Pasadena, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Horvitz & Levy, Encino, S. Thomas Todd, Poway, Holly R. Paul, Encino, Jorje Chica;  Bonne Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols and Ted O'Leary, for Defendant and Appellant Carlos Flores., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, John H. Sanders, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Karen Ackerson-Brazille, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent Director of the State Department of Health Services.
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