(1) a cause of action for damages arising from an injury for which the injured individual
is admitted to the hospital or receives emergency medical services;
(2) a judgment of a court in this state or the decision of a public agency in a proceeding
brought by the injured individual or by another person entitled to bring the suit
in case of the death of the individual to recover damages arising from an injury for
which the injured individual is admitted to the hospital or receives emergency medical
(3) the proceeds of a settlement of a cause of action or a claim by the injured individual
or another person entitled to make the claim, arising from an injury for which the
injured individual is admitted to the hospital or receives emergency medical services.
(b) The lien does not attach to:
(1) a claim under the workers' compensation law of this state, 1 the Federal Employees Liability Act, 2 or the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; 3 or
(2) the proceeds of an insurance policy in favor of the injured individual or the
injured individual's beneficiary or legal representative, except public liability
insurance carried by the insured that protects the insured against loss caused by
an accident or collision.
(c) A hospital lien described by Section 55.002(a) does not attach to a claim against the owner or operator of a railroad company that
maintains or whose employees maintain a hospital in which the injured individual is
receiving hospital services.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.