Assignment 9 BUL - 1 The Florida Constitution limits the...

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1. The Florida Constitution limits the amount of the contingent fee that an attorney may charge in a medical malpractice case. The client is entitled to no less than 70% of the first $250k in damages and 90% of all damages over $250k. In order to move past this, the client can sign a waiver to waive the constitutional limitation on the fee. The attorney is required to relate all the possible choices the cline can make (settled). An attorney, by your approval, will hire an attorney to help with the case. If the case involves personal injury or property damage, the agreement must be in writing and the prime attorney is entitled to minimum 75% of the fee. The second attorney is entitles to maximum 25% of the fee. If both attorneys equally participated, court will have to decide how to split the fee. A fee that is set by a judge depends on various factors. Factors such as time and labor, and nature of the relationship with the client. In some cases, a client may receive an award of attorney’s fees as part of his recovery. The amount may be more or less than the agreement to pay the attorney. Other
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