I retained an attorney from out of my state....should I of gotten one from state where my daughter died in the hospital? He has been on her case for 4 months already.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Most likely you signed a contingent fee agreement. He may be able to collect some fee from any settlement that you received, but not until them.
Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer
You are going to need to retain another attorney. Depending on the state rules where the lawsuit is filed (if it was filed) and how far the case went, the outgoing attorney may be entitiled to a share of the fee in proportion to the work done. Your new attorney can explain this to you.