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I was sued and the suit was fraudulent. My insurance company employed an attorney to represent me and the attorney malpracticed me. Can the insurance company be held responsible since they hired the attorney. Cost me about one million dollars.

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of the medical records?

S.C. this was a civil action and not a medical action

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I contacted my insurance company the made a formal complaint stating that they should be held responsible as well as the attorney. Penn America insurance company’s attorney state they are not responsible for any screw up that their attorney who they hired makes. Is this true

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No and thank you

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to read about your difficulties.

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I was sued and the suit was fraudulent. My insurance company employed an attorney to represent me and the attorney malpracticed me. Can the insurance company be held responsible since they hired the attorney. Cost me about one million dollars.

Response 1: Yes. The insurance company is ultimately liable to you. Then the insurance company can go after the Attorney's malpractice insurance for subrogation.

I contacted my insurance company the made a formal complaint stating that they should be held responsible as well as the attorney. Penn America insurance company’s attorney state they are not responsible for any screw up that their attorney who they hired makes. Is this true

Response 2: It is not true. See my first response.

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