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Professional Malpractice

What Constitutes Professional Malpractice?

A common misconception is that malpractice law is limited to recovering damages due to personal injury caused by medical professionals. However, professional malpractice often involves members of the financial and legal sectors. When it comes to legal matters, malpractice is defined as improper, illegal, or negligent behavior on the part of any professional. Depending on the professional involved, and the situation, the particular details of malpractice can vary greatly.

Medical Malpractice

When you, or someone you care about, becomes ill or is injured, you will often reach out to a medical professional for help. Most of the time, the treatment is administered properly, and the medical professionals involved do everything they can to ensure the well-being of their patient. However, there are unfortunately times where a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other medical professional deviates from protocol or fails to provide an acceptable standard of care. When this behavior results in injury, it may be considered medical malpractice.

Dentists, orthodontists, psychiatrists, and psychologists are also held to a standard of care for each of their respective professions. When someone is injured due to their improper or negligent behavior, they may also be held accountable for professional malpractice.

Financial Malpractice

All service professionals, including those in the financial profession, adhere to an accepted standard of care. For stock brokers, accountants, and financial advisors, this standard of care is tied directly to the fiduciary responsibility owed to their clients. It is their duty to use the power entrusted to them in a manner that will most benefit their clients. Financial malpractice may occur when a professional fails to make suitable financial recommendations, to execute transactions properly, charges excessive fees, or commits fraud.

Legal Malpractice

No attorney likes to talk critically about others in their profession. Nevertheless, there are unfortunately some lawyers who are not as careful or knowledgeable as they should be. While most legal firms work tirelessly to help their clients, there are times where a legal malpractice suit is not only advisable and just but also the only way to prevent further harm. We will accept legal malpractice cases when an egregious error has been committed because we believe it is important to uphold and encourage high standards in the legal profession.

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If you believe that you or someone close to you has been the victim of professional malpractice, give us a call at 1-815-394-1776 and speak with one of our highly-experienced Rockford attorneys who specialize in these types of claims. Our dedicated legal team is here to help.


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