If your case has been settled and you signed a full Settlement and Release, you cannot reopen the matter to seek additional compensation. The matter is over. If you feel that your lawyer committed malpractice in his/her representation of you, your remedy would be against the attorney. Such cases are not simple, however, and a recovery is not likely if you agreed to the settlement amount.
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