I received a 1099 on a Labor Case that was settled. When the checks were issued I received a check in my name for 8000.00 and the attorney received one directly to them for 4000.00. I received my 1099 and is has the full 12000.00 on it. Is this correct? Also I have medical records from my physican that I had to be placed on anti-depression medication prior to be fired from my position. I know these funds are suppose to be taxable but is there anyway for me not to pay taxes due to the medical I had to seek prior to termination?