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I paid elder care lawyer 10.000 to file for Medicare while my father was in the nursing home, my father died before the filing lawyer refused to py

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 14th, 2017 on Elder Law - New York
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The lawyer is refusing to go back anything out of that money. We asked for 5000.00 which we thought was fair
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Answered on Mar 14th, 2017 at 2:53 PM

There is no such thing as a fully non-refundable flat legal fee where the attorney didn't actually complete the work, even if it's not the fault of the attorney. You can sue your attorney for overcharge (or arbitrate), and you'll likely get a significant portion of the fee refunded. 

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