Q: Will lawyers take medical device liability cases on a contingency basis costs and expenses as well as attorney fees?
A lawyer is telling me it is ethically wrong to offer a contingency agreement that covers costs and expenses as well as attorney fees.
A: Yes. Products liability cases will be taken on a contingency fee basis.
Ethics issues can commonly be resolved by full disclosure, in writing, and agreement, by the client to proceed, after full disclosure and an opportunity to have another lawyer review the matter.
The question is a little vague. Costs and expenses are not attorney fees, so one would probably need more information to give a more complete response.
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