She told me she paid a great deal more to obtain the records and expert opinions to
determine that I do not have a case. I'm living on a fixed income and cannot afford this
amount. A doctor friend of mine is adamant that I do have a case and wants to see the
records. What can I do?
If the attorney paid for your medical records, the attorney is entitled to be reimbursed whether the records appear to support a case or not. If you are asking the attorney to give you the records without reimbursing the attorney for their out-of-pocket cost, you are making an unreasonable request. Of course, you are always entitled to obtain your records directly from the source, and the provider may or may not charge you. Good luck!
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You might consider telling the lawyer that you will give the lawyer a $400 lien against a recovery in the case -- but only if there is a recovery.
Whether you have to pay depends on your agreement with the lawyer made prior to her obtaining the records.
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