i have settled and have "lifetime med on my leg" i needed another operation on my knee that i got settlement for. but inorder to get any of the doctors bills paid i have to go thru my lawyer. how does he get paid here? then he is talking about i will have to go to back to maryland to be seen by their doctors. my accident was in maryland but i have moved to florida.does anyone know if they will be asking me to pay for this trip? how does anyone get a doctor to see you when you can't be sure when you are going to get his money? some many people have made such a big deal over "lifetime med" what good is it when i can't get any doctors to honor it or i have to live where iwif is for the rest of my life. it's like once you are a part of iwif you are together for life. i am going on my sixth year in this system i try and pay for the little things myself as to not have to deal with iwif. but operations i can't afford.