When you visit a medical professional, you expect to receive treatment to improve your injuries or illnesses. When you consult with an attorney, you expect to receive reputable legal advice or representation. Unfortunately, some attorneys and medical professional fail to live up to expectations and leave you in a worse position then you were before. Under certain circumstances, this is known as professional malpractice In Pennsylvania, there are two primary forms of professional malpractice: medical and legal malpractice. Professional malpractice is a serious issue that can cause Sever injury or financial consequences.
If you or a loved one recently experienced professional malpractice, you should consider consulting with an Erie professional malpractice attorney. An experienced attorney can assess your situation, apply previous experience with bicycle accident claims, and formulate the best approach moving forward. With over 170 years of combined legal experience and a 99.9 percent rate, Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorneys are a trustworthy option for representing you and pursuing compensation on your behalf.
In Pennsylvania, the two main forms of professional malpractice are medical malpractice and legal malpractice. Both can have significant negative results.
Medical malpractice is caused by health care providers behave recklessly or gives negligent care that ends up injuring a patient. Medical professionals in Pennsylvania must obtain a “standard of care.” This standard or care is determined by certain medical practices performed by other professionals in the surrounding area.
Common medical professionals that can be involved in a medical malpractice claim include doctors, nurses, and lab technicians, as well as entities like hospitals and pharmacies. Medical malpractice has two year statute of limitation; however, the statute doesn’t start until you discover the injury caused after receiving medical care. There are limits to the timeframe of discovery: any injury not discovered within a seven year period cannot be pursued in a medical malpractice claim.
Legal malpractice occurs when the negligent behavior of your legal representation causes damages against you. Common examples of legal malpractice include neglecting to file your claim within the statute of limitations and ignoring or sending late responses to summary. No matter the specifics, all legal malpractice cases must involve a preexisting attorney-client relationship, negligent behavior or contracting breaching behavior. If an attorney’s negligence caused you to lose a case you would have otherwise won. Legal malpractice cases are complex, and you should not pursue them on your own
If you or a loved one recently experienced professional malpractice, you should contact an Erie legal malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice can leave you with serious injuries and extensive additional medical costs. Legal malpractice has the potential to cause you to lose cases you otherwise would have won. Considering the complexities of professional malpractice cases, you should seek consultation from an attorney with enough experience with Pennsylvania law to confidently navigate your case. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our attorneys can approach every case with confidence thanks to the over 170 years of combined legal experience they have to draw from. Contact us today for a free consultation.