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Beyond Merely Medicine: Combating Malpractice within Various Professions

Beyond Merely Medicine: Combating Malpractice within Various Professions

Malpractice is traditionally thought of in the medical context, using lawsuits to hold hospitals, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals accountable for negligent and reckless conduct resulting in death or serious injury. However, the legal realm of malpractice encompasses a multitude of other occupations and imposes liability upon those who perform negligent or reckless acts while acting in their professional capacity.

Dentists, certified public accountants, real estate brokers, insurance agents, bankers, architects, engineers, and yes, even attorneys are held to heightened standards of care subject to their respective licensing requirements. Negligent or reckless behavior that violates these standards of care may result in personal injury, property damage, or economic loss and provide a basis for recovery of damages.

John M. Kelly, Attorney at Law, LLC is home to over 42 years of experience handling medical and other professional malpractice claims. If you placed your trust in a licensed professional and suffered physical or financial injury as a result, you may wish to consult with an attorney to determine your potential recourse. Professional malpractice claims are extremely complex questions of fact and law varying by geographic region. Each individual profession has its own standard of care defined by the common practices of other similar practitioners in the area. To mount a successful claim and maximize your recovery, call a seasoned legal expert today.