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.
- Decided 05/30/2003
- Published 05/30/2003
- California Court of Appeal
- 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.