When doctors, lawyers and other licensed professionals are negligent, the law provides a remedy to their victims. Our attorneys have long experience in these cases. We understand that apart from establishing negligence through the testimony of expert witnesses, the client's story is the cornerstone of case preparation and must be thoroughly understood and faithfully presented.
Medical malpractice is a form of negligence involving a medical treatment provider. Legal malpractice involves negligence by an attorney in representing a client. If someone is injured as a result of a licensed professional's digression from the standard of care, that professional may be liable for the injury that has occurred. The determination of whether a licensed professional has met the standard of care is based on a comparison to other professionals in the same field and the same geographical region. In other words, what would a reasonably competent professional practicing in the same field as the defendant, and in the same area of the defendant, do under the circumstances that the defendant was facing?
Professional malpractice does not occur every time there is a bad outcome. The professional's duty is simply to provide good services according to the accepted standards of the community or the accepted standards of a particular specialty. The law generally recognizes the practice of medicine and law as "arts" rather than as exact sciences. Therefore, some latitude is given to practitioners with respect to the manner in which they choose to address the specific problems they face.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death that you suspect was caused by a licensed professional, call us for a free case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your malpractice case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.