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Professional Malpractice

New York Lawyers

Professionals are expected to hold up to a certain level of responsibility when providing their services to you. If a professional is negligent or careless, they may cause harm to a you that was otherwise avoidable. As a result, they may be held liable for legal or monetary damages. In order to start a lawsuit you must prove that:

  • a relationship existed between you and the professional (for example, attorney/client or doctor/patient);
  • show that professional failed to act within their scope of employment;
  • show that you suffered a physical harm or financial loss.
Professional Malpractice
Common Professional Malpractice Cases
  • Doctors, nurses and health care staff;
  • Surgery and routine medical procedures/examinations;
  • Injury during child birth;
  • Injuries such as brain damage, erbs palsy and cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, paraplegia and other spinal injuries;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Loss of sight, loss of hearing;
  • Wrong medical prescription;
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, or failing to monitor a patient;
  • Dentists performing tooth extractions or root canals;
  • Improper advice that knowingly breaks the law or causes harm.
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