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Professional Malpractice
Professional Malpractice
March 13, 2020 admin

Professional Malpractice

When individuals hire a professional, they trust professionals to give advice that is reliable and acceptable within industry custom. When a professional fails to perform their duties appropriately, unsuspecting individuals may receive bad advice that could also be potentially dangerous. This substandard advice may constitute professional malpractice. Bad advice could even create legal problems for individuals with the IRS or law enforcement. When this happens, professionals are likely to fight back by arguing that their opinion was correct but individuals either did not follow their advice or factors outside the professional’s control were unforeseen and caused the problems. Do these sound like good excuses to you? Not to us.

Here at Schlacter Law, we do not let professionals get away with professional malpractice. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients aggrieved by the wrongful conduct of others. We make sure that professionals and their insurance companies do not take advantage of our clients. We offer a FREE consultation and, if we accept your case, we will aggressively pursue your case, which may include hiring other professionals and experts to prove your case. Call our award-winning law firm by dialing (305) 999-1111 or fill out a free case evaluation to discover what our professional malpractice lawyer at Schlacter Law can do for you.

Types of Professional Malpractice We Can Help

If you have suffered damages by a professional’s failure to meet the accepted standard of care or level of professionalism required in their field, you may be entitled to compensation. The type of compensation and the extent of compensation depends on the type of professional and the details of your case. These types of cases are inherently difficult because professional malpractice will generally require you to hire another professional or expert to determine that the defendant made mistakes below what was acceptable for similar professionals.

Because of the complexity of professional malpractice cases, it is important to hire a professional malpractice lawyer such Schlacter Law to represent you. We handle various types of professional malpractice claims, including but not limited to the following:

Legal Malpractice Claims

  • Neglecting a client’s case
  • Missed statute of limitations or filing a case too late
  • Agreeing to settlements without the client’s consent
  • Errors in handling a matter
  • Giving bad advice
  • Implying services for inappropriate favors, including tax-free gifts, sexual favors, or even blackmail
  • Ethical violations or professional conduct violations
  • Discourteous conduct to a client, another attorney, or court which results in ramifications for you
  • Fiduciary misconduct, including issues with commingling money or stealing client money
  • Mistakes in handling a matter, including losing winnable motions, appeals, or trials
  • Other misconduct

Accounting Malpractice

  • Errors of tax returns that subject a client to audits
  • Fiduciary misconduct
  • Poor record-keeping or inaccurate record-keeping
  • Failing to meet deadlines, including for tax returns or IRS dates
  • Failing to use reasonable safety and security of data/privacy violations
  • Allowing a client to become a victim of identity fraud
  • Many other actionable mistakes

Architectural Malpractice

  • Unsafe building design
  • Design flaws
  • Improper design to guard against water intrusion and mold creation
  • Failing to design as required by local building codes, planning boards, and within state requirements
  • Neglecting a client’s reasonable requests
  • Failure to deliver a product
  • Other malpractice claims

Engineering Malpractice

  • Creation errors
  • Unsafe building designs
  • Improper building inspections
  • Defective designs against water intrusion
  • Failing to comply with local building codes, planning boards, and state requirements
  • Building failures
  • Creates unnecessary hazards
  • Many other serious designs and issues

Other Types of Professional Malpractice

  • Therapist Malpractice
  • Clergy Malpractice
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Veterinary Malpractice
  • Home Inspector Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical Malpractice
  • Insurance Agent Malpractice

Time May Be Limited For Help: Get Our Assistance Today!

If you believe that you have been the victim of professional malpractice, please call our professional malpractice lawyer at Schlacter Law for a FREE consultation to learn what your case may be worth and how we can start protecting your rights to compensation today.

How We Handle Cases

  1. Investigation
    • Your attorney will aggressively investigate your claim. Schlacter Law will compile all necessary evidence needed to maximize the value of your claim. Schlacter Law will also retain on your behalf experts to evaluate the scope of your claim. In other words, the experts will be retained to determine the cost of all of your necessary repairs. These experts may include but are not limited to professional adjusters, engineers, roofers, plumbers and general contractors.
    • You will remain in constant contact with Schlacter Law about the progression of your claim.
  2. Negotiation
    • Your attorney will present your case to the insurance company and will attempt to resolve your case before the case goes to court for maximum compensation.
    • Your attorney will make every effort possible to resolve the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money you may be entitled to. You will be actively involved in the negotiation process with your attorney. Schlacter Law understands that this is your one opportunity to get justice for your loss.
  3. Litigation
    • If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, Schlacter Law will be fully prepared to bring your case to court to fight for the justice you deserve.
    • At no cost to you, Schlacter Law will hire any experts and professionals needed to maximize your recovery and present your case in the strongest form possible.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I keep for a professional malpractice claim?

Everything.  Professional malpractice claims can be tricky and any documentary evidence that you have should be preserved.  This includes text messages, emails, voicemails, and other forms of communication.  Do not throw out any materials which may be related to your case, including initial drafts of documents.  Provide everything you have to your professional malpractice lawyer.

What compensation may I receive for a professional malpractice claim?

The compensation you may be entitled to depends on the type of professional, nature of the claim, and extent of the damages.  In professional malpractice cases resulting in personal injuries, victims are typically entitled to monetary compensation for their damages.  In other types of professional malpractice claims, victims may be entitled to breach of contract remedies such as expectancy damages (get what you should have if the contract was properly performed), consequential damages (recover damages for the errors), and specific performance (obtain the specific end-result such as a unique item or real estate parcel).

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The team is very hands on and willing to help your situation no matter. Brett is very informative on the steps and process and to assure you a sense of relief during troubled times. Jessica is also on top of everything during the process and communicates efficiently and makes sure the job gets done. A lovely team i would recommend to anyone.