Professional Negligence and Malpractice
Professional negligence is an act or omission by a licensed professional in which the services provided fall below the accepted standard of practice in that professional’s community and causes harm. Malpractice is commonly the term used in describing the negligence.
Every year thousands of people die or are substantially harmed by careless doctors due to medical malpractice and errors. Likewise, every year many people are harmed by careless lawyers. A lawyer’s error can be fatal to a case or cause the client to spend more money than he or she would have otherwise spent. A lawyer’s unethical conduct can also be damaging to a client. Malpractice is not limited to negligent doctors and lawyers but can be the result of errors and omissions made by accountants, architects, engineers, real estate and insurance brokers and other licensed professionals.
The statute of limitations is the time period set by law in which individuals must file a lawsuit to protect their rights if they have been harmed. The statute of limitations vary depending upon the professional that is being sued and can be very complex based on the facts of a given case. If you feel that you have been injured as a result of malpractice, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately. Failure to file your lawsuit timely will mean that you will be forever barred from collecting the recovery you deserve for your injuries and damages.
For 30 years, our offices have handled malpractice cases and can help you if you feel you have been injured by a professional’s mistake or error.
For a free consultation, call The Law Offices of Thomas R. Nigro. These cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means that if there is no monetary recovery, no attorney’s fees are charged.