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LIA-029: Enactment of Reasonable Contingency Fee Limits in Malpractice Actions

 
Enactment of Reasonable Contingency Fee Limits in Malpractice Actions: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports reasonable limits on attorney fees in medical liability actions utilizing strict sliding fee scales, as already enacted in some other states, in order to ensure that injured patients receive the greatest amount possible of their medical liability settlements. Provisions within the sliding fee scales would not allow for either the court nor the client to pay the attorneys more than the scale directs. (HOD, 0412)