Q: I have a major medical malpractice case including misdiagnosis of cervical cancer, deviation from the standard of Care.
I can't afford an attorney this is resulting in major surgery including a total hysterectomy and I am 32.
A: I'm sorry about your ordeal. Being able to afford or not afford an attorney is a non-issue in med mal cases. Most attorneys who handle such cases work on a contingency basis, meaning that you do not pay them a retainer or hourly fee. Their fee materializes upon a successful verdict or settlement award, and is a fraction (one-third is the figure typically used by attorneys) of the total amount won after expenses are deducted. As a first step, you could contact attorneys and arrange for a consultation; most offer free initial consultations. Good luck
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