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  • Can a bankruptsy trustee use the same lawyer that we retained for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Wisconsin??

    We filed bankruptcy as a result of my husband being disabled from a botched medical situation, we started a med/mal lawsuit with a law firm in Wi, then we find out that the same lawyer we were using is also the lawyer for the Trustee!!! I's this l...

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    Your husband's medical malpractice claim becomes an asset of the bankruptcy estate. It is customary for the trustee in bankruptcy to retain the same lawyer as your husband hired to pursue the malpractice case. The trustee in bankruptcy becomes the client and makes the decisions regarding the malpractice case. If there is a recovery in the case, the recovery will be distributed by the bankruptcy judge to the creditors and to your husband.

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