Tampa, FL asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: I have a possible med mal case. My statute is approaching in Sept. Can I have 2 firms perform " investigation" ?

Incase one decides not to take the case?

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

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and it appears you have a looming statute of limitations.

You may want to consider discussing the best way to do this with Florida med mal attorneys. When med mal law firms review files, they often advance the cost of the investigation/file review, anticipating they will recoup that investment of resources in a successful settlement or jury verdict. How would that work if two firms undertake concurrent reviews and only one will represent the client?

An experienced Florida med mal attorney should be able to outline options that take into account the urgency of your timeline, while at the same time, helping to avoid the potential for dual obligations, misunderstandings, or running afoul of professional conduct/ethics considerations. Good luck

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