Malpractice lawsuits arise when a professional individual or organization makes a serious error in the services they provide and, as a result, a patient or client suffers financial or physical harm.
Generally malpractice claims or lawsuits are made against licensed professionals such as lawyers, health care providers (doctors, nurses, dentists and chiropractors) and the companies or organizations that they work for. In order to make a malpractice claim, you must show that the action causing the error falls below a certain "normal" level of care and that as a result you suffered an injury because of that failure.
Finding a right lawyer to represent you in your case is crucial to the outcome of your case. All attorneys are required to uphold certain professional standards.
Legal Malpractice occurs when the lawyer is negligent in handling a client’s case. Lawyers make mistakes and sometimes these mistakes can be corrected, but there are times when the errors can seriously damage the client’s case.
- Common Types of Attorney Malpractice
- What Are the Elements of Attorney Malpractice?
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Breach of Contract
- Bad Checks
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor or medical professional who fails to competently perform his or her medical duties.
- What is Medical Malpractice?
- Standard Care for Medical Malpractice Cases
- Types of Medical Malpractice
- State Limits on Medical Malpractice Cases
- Is Failure to Diagnose Considered Medical Malpractice?
Malpractice claims can occur in a wide variety of situations that involves professional duties.
Seeking Legal Help
If you have been injured due to malpractice, you should contact an attorney for help. Your attorney will evaluate your situation and help you develop a case to receive compensation for your injuries or losses.