Q: My friend suffered injuries from back surgery. What can he expect to pay for representation?
The surgery was elective and occurred about 6 months ago.
A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until your friend has a consult with a Georgia attorney who could meaningfully advise in detail based on Georgia law, here are a few general points that generally apply nationwide. Law firms that handle med mal cases often work on a contingency, meaning that they do not charge a fee if they do not obtain a recovery, either through settlement or verdict. If successful, firms charge a fee based on percentages of the recovery, governed by state rules. Your friend could try to arrange a free initial consult - that's a standard courtesy in the industry nationwide. If a law firm determined that your friend could have the basis for a case, they would typically request records and review with a medical professional. These are only a few general points. Actual terms for representation would be set by the retainer between your friend and a law firm. Good luck
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