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Had an operation which didn't go to well.

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  • Had an operation which didn't go to well.

    Hi I had an operation which has left me in a worse position, than before it was done. It was around 12 months ago and I now need another operation to correct what went wrong. I have spoken with a solicitors¬*who sent me pages of costings etc. Reading through it looked as if the costs are 25%, or 2 of the are 3 components; pain suffering, future costs, past losses etc. I was surprised to find out that there were even more costs on top of those, should I win. I would then have to cover the remaining 30% of my teams legal costs, plus an insurance premium, which can be 25%, plus the other above. I just wondered is this normality or would I be better looking around. Sorry I dont have any experience on legal cases and what they cost. Looking at the above I'm not sure who will be the winner on this one, by the time all of their charges are taken out. Many thanks in advance.
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    No win, no fee agreements do not mean no fees. There's a limited amount that can be recovered from the defendants, so it can be necessary for you to give up part of your winnings to pay fees and insurance.

    The equation depends partially on how likely the solicitors think it is that you will win your case. The fact that you are unfortunately worse off after the operation does not necessarily mean that anybody was negligent, and generally you have to prove negligence to win.

    I strongly recommend that you shop around, to get quotes from different solicitors. Can I ask whom you have consulted so far?

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