Malpractice is improper, illegal, or negligent activity or treatment by a professional. While it can apply any licensed official, it most often applies to healthcare providers, lawyers, accountants, and public officials. When the failure of the professional to provide a standard of care causes harm to a patient or client, damages can be collected.
Malpractice results in especially emotional lawsuits because they pertains to the broken trust between a professional and a person who was in their care. We’re familiar with these cases, and we’ll fight for however long is necessary to deliver a degree of justice for the harm you or your loved one suffered.
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For malpractice suits, we’ll file against the professional on your behalf, and work endlessly to hold them accountable. This includes evaluation of documented correspondence and assessment of the professional’s malicious actions. If you’re unsure about your malpractice situation, a consultation will evaluate whether or not someone met their professional responsibilities to you.
Medical malpractice is arguably the most dangerous type of malpractice because a patient’s life can be on the line. Patients have a right to expect healthcare professionals to deliver a standard level of care. In a case of malpractice, the doctor at fault acted differently than any reasonable doctor would have in the same, or similar, situation. Violation of care includes failure to diagnose, misinterpreting or ignoring lab results, unnecessary or incorrect surgery, and poor follow-up and aftercare.
In lawsuits, patients must show disability, loss of income, suffering and hardship, and/or medical costs. In addition, it must be proven in a court of law that any injury or death would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. These cases can be exhausting, and an attorney can help decide if a lawsuit is a good idea. Because these conflicts take so many medical experts and countless hours of deposition, the cost of pursuing the case may be more than the eventual settlement.
A legal conflict is required to have four elements in order to qualify as legal malpractice. The attorney in question must have: owed a duty to provide representation, breached their duty by making a mistake or acting recklessly, having that breach cause injury or harm, and that harm resulting in financial loss. In cases of legal malpractice, a plaintiff cannot sue for any form of emotional distress. This is often because the situations requiring a lawyer are already stressful, so teasing apart situational trauma from induced trauma is impossible.
Holding lawyers accountable is a unique challenge. Attorneys are prone to fighting, and these cases can be very difficult to win. However, if an attorney’s careless actions cost you proper compensation with defined financial value, we can help. This includes losing a good settlement, positive contract result, or rights to a piece of land or business. Because of our extensive background in law, a consultation allows us to evaluate a case fairly.