Q: Is it legal, and/or usual for doctors and surgeons to pay lawyers, to not take legal action against them?
A: A Wisconsin attorney could best answer your question, but it remains open for two weeks. Ordinarily and more commonly, the doctors' and surgeons' malpractice carriers pay such money. And technically, that money goes to the claimant who has standing to bring an action. The lawyer is paid for legal services by virtue of the fact they represent the claimant, not for forbearance of bringing a claim.
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