Professional malpractice is the negligence or misconduct by a lawyer, physician, dentist, architect, accountant or other professional. Professionals must meet certain standards of care when conducting their work – when they do not meet these standards, they may be liable for the damage they cause.
Malpractice is the negligence or misconduct of a professional that leads to harm. Depending on the profession, different laws apply.
For instance, in medicine, doctors and other medical professionals are expected to perform as well other trained doctors in their field. If they do not, or if they do not provide the level of care that is expected of other similarly trained healthcare providers, they have committed medical malpractice.
Why Matthews Eastmoore?
Professional malpractice cases can be complex, and may feel like an uphill battle against an expert. But the attorneys at Matthews Eastmoore have years of experience litigating malpractice claims. The attorneys of Matthews Eastmoore have the ability to provide high-quality representation to both the plaintiff and the professional who is being sued.
The attorneys at Matthews Eastmoore 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
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.
Contact Our Team of Experienced Attorneys
The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form. We do not undertake representation of your claims until all parties involved have entered into a signed agreement. If we have not entered into a signed agreement with you, you may want to speak with other attorneys regarding your claims since statutes of limitations may apply.