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I am at my wits end--my mother filed a work comp claim against her employer in 1991-due to the negligence of her attorney at the time the industrial commissioner dismissed her case due to her attorney not filing in time.we are talking about a matter of 14 days-the employer(nationwide)did not have record of her injury on the date she claimed she told her supervisor-yet they referred her to company doctors. this has been a legal nightmare-she is permanently disabled.Her attorney for this case told her to sue him--so within the last 6 months she began talking to another atty whom has changed his story several times. 1st-he would love to sue this guy and would have no problem proving anything.My mother has supplied this guy with all of the paperwork!!
2nd-His fees would be 1/3 of the settlement from the atty's malpractice ins.NOW-the first atty supposedly has no malp ins??
Where can i find if this is required by my state bar??Iowa? i have been trying to access this info and can't find it!3rd-The latest atty told her that she should be entitled to the amount that he lost for her.Now-he is saying that she is only eligible for the work comp amt.? why is this?He is also telling her that she would have to pay back a portion to work comp since she is now disabled? basically leaving 6,000 clear that he says he gets 1/3 and any other fees? i have suggested to her she see someone else-the case is set for trial in december of this year? i don't know what to do to help her-mentally i don't think she can be taken by another attorney-since she already has been by her employer that she gave twentysomething years!we have a mtg thursday with this guy-please help! i would like to have some info that would make him pay attention!!

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