How much does an HIE birth injury case cost? The focus of today’s post will deal with the differences between costs and legal fees. The reason why I would like to discuss this today is because I did a video a while ago in which I discussed why a medical malpractice attorney might not take your case.


In the above video there were a lot of comments which revealed a misunderstanding in the difference between costs and legal fees. The comments also ranged from lawyers to do these cases for free, to a lot of lawyers will do these cases without taking a dime unless you win. Understanding costs and how your attorney or law firm will deal with costs can help you make a valuable decision as to whether to move forward with your case. At the end of the day, you do not want to be in a medical malpractice case in which the costs and legal fees outweigh what you can recover.


How Much Does An HIE Birth Injury Case Cost?


One of our recent birth injury cases that we successfully completed resulted in costs of between $200,000 and $250,000. When I mention the work costs I am meaning things like deposition costs, medical records, expert fees, expert lodging, traveling for the case, etc… These types of things are separate from the legal fee. The legal fee is the fee that the attorney receives for the work he are she has done for the case.


It is true that in some cases attorneys will not collect a legal fee or require repayment of costs regardless of whether you win or lose the case. With that said, this is not universal. For some attorneys and law firms you have to repay costs regardless of whether you win or lose the case. They may say that they will not except a legal fee unless you win the case but costs are still the client’s responsibility.


This is why it is paramount to understand the difference between costs and a legal fee before you sign up or retain a law firm. When going over the fee agreement with the attorney or law firm be sure to take the time to read the language dealing with attorney’s fees and costs. If the agreement is written in such a way that it is confusing to understand then make sure that you speak with the attorney to get an interpretation of the agreement. At the end of the day, you do not want to sign a fee agreement with an attorney or law firm and not understand what you are signing. The fee agreement is a legal and binding contract between you and the attorney outlining each parties duties and responsibilities during the duration of the contract.


Marcus B. Boston, Esq.   

Boston Law Group, LLC

9701 Apollo Dr. Suite 100

Largo, Maryland 20774


1-833-4 BABY HELP

Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals. BLG handles cases in Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and all other Maryland Counties. blgesq Maryland birth injury attorneys