Professional Malpractice

Need a Lawyer for Professional Malpractice?

Photo of a violation of contractA malpractice attorney generally pursues or defends against claims of medical malpractice or legal malpractice. Also, professional malpractice can involve administrative law that governs professional licensure, depending on the nature of the case.

If you need to make a claim against a health care professional or lawyer, or if you are a state-licensed professional and face repercussions such as license suspension or license revocation, you must have experienced legal counsel to protect your rights in the judicial or administrative case.

Need to Make a Claim for Medical Malpractice?

Doctors, hospitals, nurses and many health care professionals may be charged with medical malpractice by a patient. Medical malpractice is a more specialized type of personal injury law. To allege medical malpractice, a plaintiff must demonstrate:

1. The health care professional had a duty to a patient;

2. The health care professional breached the duty of care for the patient;

3. The breach of duty was the proximate cause of the injury or death; and

4. The patient died or sustained injury and damages as a result of the breach.

Need to File a Legal Malpractice Claim?

Claims of legal malpractice arise when a lawyer allegedly breaches his or her legal duties to represent a client, and the client sustains damages as a result. Common legal malpractice claims include missing court deadlines, missing court dates, failing to communicate with the client, offering incorrect legal advice and more. Lawyers also have fiduciary duties to clients regarding retainer accounts, trust accounts and how attorney fees are paid.

Is Your Professional License on the Line?

Many professionals in different industries have state-granted licenses or certifications. This includes but is not limited to teachers, agents, security guards, cosmetologists, dental assistants, commercial drivers, insurance agents, health inspectors, architects, physical therapists, brokers and more. If a professional is threatened by the state administrative agency for license suspension or license revocation, that person’s livelihood is on the line. Seek out an attorney with experience in administrative law to protect your rights.