You think that you are the victim of medical malpractice but you are not sure if you are supposed to pay for your medical expert’s opinion or your attorney. Who pays ultimately? To understand this issue you must look to your fee agreement with your attorney.
The reason this is the case is because your fee agreement will govern how costs are dealt with in your case. Because the payment of medical experts is deemed a “cost,” the fee agreement will indicate who picks up costs.
You must understand costs because some attorneys will make you repay costs regardless of whether you “win” your case. So if your attorney pays for a medical expert and requests your medical records, and then through investigation determines that your case may not be successful, if your fee agreement indicates you repay costs regardless of whether your case is successful or not, this attorney may bill you for the expert and medical records fee.
If you think that you have been the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland and you would like to speak to someone we invite you to give us a call to chat. We can be reached at 301-850-4832.