Georgia  |  Personal Injury

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Asked on: 4/01/08, 4:17 am

Unethical Lawyer

My lawyer sent my settlement package paperwork which included the deduction for 8k for a Medicare lien. He sent a letter from Medicare with that amount. After signing the final paperwork and receiving the settlement check, I received a call from Medicare in regards to my request to negotiate a reduced payoff. As I find out, my lawyer was attempting to receive a reduced settlement with them after taking the 8k from me and without telling me anything about it. Is that legal? I know it must be unethical. He is basically stealing from my son, who was the injured party. I am so angry, but I dont know where to turn. I can prove that he started the negotiation with them before he sent me the settlement papers. Im just lucky that they inadvertently called me back instead of him or I would have never known. What should I do?

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