How Much Can I Expect An Attorney To Charge To Handle A Medical Malpractice Case?

Most attorneys will take a medical malpractice case on a contingency fee basis. This means they will take a percentage of your recovery in the case, rather than charge you by the hour. The percentage can range from 25% to 40% and is in addition to the attorney`s out of pocket expenses. Please bear in mind that in a medical malpractice case, these expenses can be quite high. Many attorneys will decline a case unless there is potential for a substantial verdict or settlement. There are statutory caps on attorney fees where the recovery is $1,000,000 or more. The court can, however, approve attorney fees beyond these limits in some instances.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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