My question involves malpractice by a lawyer in the state of: KS
Hi When my husband and I filed bankruptcy in 2000 (discharged in 2001), I was involved in a medical malpractice (phen-Phen). My husband asked our attorney if we needed to list this on the bankruptcy forms.
Our attorney did no specifically tell us not to, but did not advise us we needed to and what could happen if we did not. What he said was I will leave that up to you.
Well 7 years later I receive the settlement and the bankruptcy court seized all but $63,000 out of a $239,000. settlement. Not only did I have to pay all of our creditors off with interest for 7 years, I also had to pay the legal fees and expenses to the Trustee.
Am I correct in feeling he should have advised us on this so we were making an informed decision?
I have tried to ask for help here and no bankruptcy attorney wants to deal with it (conflict of interest) and a legal malpractice attorney is non-existent.
Any advise will be appreciated.