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How Much Can I Expect An Attorney To Charge To Handle A Medical Malpractice Case?

Hospitals and doctors are expensive, and can be even more of a burden when something goes wrong. Through medical malpractice lawsuits, patients and their families can recover financial compensation after a medical injury. But lawyers are often expensive—what if you can’t afford an attorney?

You can read more details about “medmal” lawyer costs across the country here. Since the costs of a medical malpractice attorney can vary by state and city, it is important to talk to an Alabama medical malpractice lawyer in a city near you to get legal advice about your injury case. You can also read more about how to pick the right medical malpractice attorney here.

Alabama Medical Malpractice Costs

Most attorneys will take a medical malpractice case on a contingency fee basis. This means they will take a percentage of your recovery in the case, rather than charge you by the hour. The percentage can range from 25% to 40%. There is no cap on attorney fees for medical malpractice cases in Alabama. 

Please bear in mind that in a medical malpractice case, the costs of litigation, including the attorney’s out of pocket expenses, may not be included in the contingency fee. These expenses can be quite high, especially in complex medical malpractice lawsuits. 

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