Springfield, MO asked in Medical Malpractice for Missouri

Q: why is it difficult to get a medical malpractice attorney?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, the cases are often costly for a law firm to take on. Litigation can go on for years and expert testimony is expensive. That's why many firms are reluctant to take on matters where damages are not significant, and in which they have a fair degree of confidence for a favorable outcome. Since the norm in the industry is to handle cases on a contingency basis, that means a law firm is only paid upon a successful verdict or settlement. Because the law firms that handle these cases cannot bill hourly for their time and because they front the cost of expert medical testimony and expenses up front, managing partners tend to be selective in the cases they will take on. Good luck

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