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Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Dec. 19, 2022

The benefits of “on lien” compensation models in PI cases

Directly bankrolling a client's funds will raise the ire of defense counsel and compromise a client's case. It can also raise serious ethical issues.

Most personal injury (PI) lawsuits fail at trial over evidence that plaintiffs did not seek medical attention soon enough or follow through on their treatment plans and medication. The failure of plaintiffs to "mitigate their damages" in this sense has posed an age-old problem that many members of the plaintiff's bar confront - and one that can torpedo the judgment and settlement values of their cases if not addressed.

Lawyers often assume...

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