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What is Professional Malpractice?

Malpractice is often thought of as synonymous with injuries caused by the negligent actions of medical professionals. While medical malpractice is a component of professional malpractice, it is not the only component.   Both legal and financial professionals who deviate from the accepted standard of care for each of their respective professions are capable of professional malpractice. The particular details of a malpractice case may vary greatly, depending on the situation and the professional involved.

When stockbrokers, financial advisors, or accountants fail in their fiduciary responsibility owed to their clients, it may be considered financial malpractice. It is their duty to use the power entrusted to them in a manner that will most benefit their clients. If a professional fails to execute transactions properly or in a timely manner, commits fraud, charges excessive fees, or makes unsuitable financial recommendations, they may be held accountable for professional malpractice.

Legal malpractice is another form of professional malpractice that occurs when an attorney fails to represent their clients in a manner that is consistent with the professional standard of care for the legal profession. Although no lawyer likes to be critical of another in their own profession, there are, sadly, some lawyers who are not as knowledgeable or careful as they should be.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the most well-known area of professional malpractice law. When any medical professional, including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, dentists, orthodontists, psychologists, and psychiatrists fail to adhere to the standard of care for their respective professions, and someone suffers an injury due to their negligence, it may be considered medical malpractice.

When someone becomes ill or are injured, he or she will often seek the help of a medical professional. Most of the time, professionals involved will do everything within their power to ensure the well-being of their patient. However, there are times when a professional will deviate from protocol or fail to provide an acceptable level of care. When this behavior causes harm to the patient, he or she may be held accountable for medical malpractice.

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If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury at the hands of a professional, and you believe that it may be a case of professional malpractice, give us a call at 815-394-1776 to speak with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Rockford at the American Law Firm. Our compassionate legal team is here to help you understand your options and seek the compensation to which you are entitled.

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