My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: south carolina
My mom passed away almost two years ago. We filled and was award a settlement from the hospital. In the orginal final papers it said my dad got 50% and my brother 25% and I would recieve 25%. My brother and i were sent a letter from the lawyer asking us to sign off so as dad would be get 100% and then divide it to us. We were told it was due to my moms will be so outdated and due to tax purpose. We did so. At the same time my dad was filling bankcrupcy. Long story short we were award 600,000, the lawyers recieved 240,000 the bankcrupcy took all but 45,000. my question is this..if we had not signed off on the settlement would the bankcrupcy have been able to take our share of the settlement?