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Gilles v. Wiley, Malehorn & Sirota
Citation:783 A.2d 756 (N.J. App. 2001)
Denise Gilles (Plaintiff) retained Wiley, Malehorn & Sirota (Defendant) to represent her in bringing a medical malpractice claim, after Gilles had to undergo emergency surgery due to her doctor’s error while performing a colonoscopy. The defendants, voluntarily and without cause attributable to Gilles, withdrew from representing her before she could file the complaint, thus causing her to lose her medical malpractice cause of action because the statute of limitations had run. According to the defendants, they withdrew because Gilles had not paid her full bill on time. Gilles sued the defendants for legal malpractice.
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