A professional is someone who is considered an expert in their field. When a professional commits malpractice they have acted negligently towards a client or customer, causing them an injury or some form of financial loss. A Beaver professional malpractice attorney from the team of Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman can investigate your claim of professional malpractice and help you build a case for compensation. Professional malpractice occurs often in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. You need an experienced attorney on your side to help you navigate the legal waters.
Professional malpractice is not just limited to doctors, lawyers, and contractors. There are various other industries in which professional malpractice can occur. The types of professional malpractice include the following:
For the most part, when an accredited expert or other professional is involved in an issue that leads to injury or financial loss you can claim professional malpractice. It’s also possible to hold an entire organization or group liable for negligence depending on the extent of the injuries caused in the case.
In order to successfully prove a claim of professional malpractice you must be able to show negligence on the part of the defendant. The standard of care set in a professional negligence case varies based on the industry in which the claim is made and will be based on the set standard of care in that industry.
Because of this, the plaintiff needs to show that the defendant failed to exercise the skill that is normally exercised by others in their industry and that failure to do so led to the injuries or financial losses suffered by the plaintiff. In a case such as this you will likely need to hire an expert witness to testify about the set standard of care in said profession and that their review of the case shows that it was not met.
The ability to recover compensation in a professional malpractice lawsuit is usually divided into two separate categories: non-economic and economic damages.
Non-economic damages include compensation for the actual injury you suffered and are very hard to quantify. The jury is required to assign a monetary value to the injury caused by the professional malpractice. This includes disability, pain and suffering, and disfigurement.
Economic damages include compensation for the monetary losses the plaintiff suffered, such as medical expenses, reduced future earnings, current lost wages and any other quantifiable monetary loss.
If you are the victim of professional or medical malpractice it is important for you to speak with an experienced Beaver professional malpractice attorney about your situation. The team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman has decades of experience representing clients just like you who have been victims of professional malpractice. Call the office today at 888-98-89467 to schedule a consultation about your case.