2A:44-43. Release of claims; enforcement of lien by action
After the filing and service of the notice of lien, as provided by this article, no release of any judgment, claim or demand by the injured persons shall be valid or effectual as against such lien and the person making any payment to such injured person or his legal representatives, as compensation for the injuries sustained shall be for a period of 1 year from the date of such payment, remain liable to the hospital, nursing home, physician or dentist for the amount of the lien and any such hospital, nursing home, physician or dentist within such period may enforce such lien by action against the person making any such payment. In any such action the defendant may contest the charges by the hospital, nursing home, physician, or dentist, if not in accordance with this article.
L.1951 (1st SS), c.344; amended by L.1953, C.163, p. 1415, s.6; L.1970, C.135, s.5, eff. July 9, 1970.
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