Professional malpractice refers to the negligence or misconduct by a lawyer, physician, dentist, engineer, architect, accountant, pharmacist or other professional. Professionals must meet the accepted standards of care and professionalism when conducting their work, and if they fail to meet these standards, they may be liable for the damages and injuries they cause.
Professional malpractice claims involve situations where the negligence or misconduct of a professional leads to physical, financial or emotional damages such as injury, lost wages, medical bills and loss of enjoyment in life. Depending on the profession, different laws apply.
For instance, in medicine, doctors and other medical professionals are expected to perform as well as other trained doctors in their field. If they fail to do so, or provide treatment below the accepted standard of medical care, they have committed medical malpractice.
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WHY EASTMOORE CRAUWELS & DUBOSE?
Professional malpractice cases can be complex and may feel like an uphill battle against an expert. But the attorneys at Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose have years of experience litigating malpractice claims. The attorneys of Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose have the ability to provide high-quality representation to both the plaintiff and the professional who is being sued.
The attorneys at Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose will:
- Meet with you to discuss your case;
- Review information about the case;
- Explain your legal rights and your options;
- Collect evidence to support your case and hire expert witnesses, as appropriate;
- Determine the value of the claim;
- If you are a plaintiff, we will find those professionals who are potentially liable for your injuries;
- Navigate the procedural rules and the substantive law that controls your case.
TYPES OF MALPRACTICE
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Physician Negligence
- Accountant Malpractice
- Dental Malpractice
- Architect Malpractice
- Surveyor Malpractice
- Pharmacist Malpractice
WHEN YOU MAY SUE
There are legal limitations on the amount of time that can pass between the victim suffering damages due to malpractice and initiating a lawsuit against the professional responsible for that malpractice.
In the State of Florida, the deadline is two years to bring a claim. There are very few exceptions to this rule, so it is best to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
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