Malpractice occurs when a professional is negligent or fails to act in accordance with professional standards. When malpractice causes an injury to a client, the client may be able to seek legal remedies by bringing a lawsuit.
Professionals have certain duties toward their clients. These duties are based on the standard of care owed to clients by other professionals in the same profession. For example, a doctor’s duty is that of a reasonable, prudent doctor in good standing in the medical profession.
When a doctor, a lawyer, or an accountant fails to measure up to the standard of care expected of him, he breaches his professional duties. If this action causes harm to a client or patent, a lawsuit may be brought to recover for the injuries.
In addition to lawyers and members of the medical field, the following professionals and businesses often face litigation:
In general, malpractice lawsuits can be divided in three main categories:
Injuries that may be subject to medical malpractice include the following:
A lawyer’s conduct can fall below the adequate professional conduct in many ways, such as the following:
If you have suffered harm from the actions of a professional, you should consult with a qualified malpractice lawyer. Malpractice lawyers often specialize in certain areas of malpractice, for instance:
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