Professional Malpractice Morgantown

When you hire a professional for assistance with a particular problem, you have a reasonable expectation that the professional you hire will provide their services with a high level of care and professionalism, following the standards that are specific to their industry. Lawyers, doctors, surgeons, dentists, psychologists, accountants, realtors and financial planners are just some of the professionals that may find themselves on the hook for malpractice if the services that they provide end up causing harm or loss. If you have experienced a loss due to the actions of a professional after a breach in duties, then our Morgantown professional malpractice attorney may be able to help you collect damages as a result.


Anyone who presents themselves as an expert in a field can be considered a professional. Obviously, doctors and medical professionals can be held accountable for medical malpractice. However, other professionals, such as clergy, architects, engineers, and even morticians can be held responsible for malpractice if certain conditions exist. Mistakes happen—no one is perfect. And not all mistakes cause harm to a client or patient. Nonetheless, when the actions of a professional are so far beyond the scope of how a similarly trained person would act and the result is harm or loss to you, then you have a basis for a professional liability claim.


  • Medical – a doctor fails to diagnose a condition or disease, makes a life-threatening error during surgery, fails to follow up after surgery, or fails to take an adequate patient history prior to treatment of a condition.
  • Legal – a lawyer fails to file documents on time, misuses your funds, or fails to represent you ethically.
  • Accounting – an accountant makes egregious errors preparing financial documents or tax returns.
  • Engineering – an engineer or architect underestimates load-bearing capacity in a structure, resulting in structural failure.
  • Broker – a broker doesn’t disclose risks, self deals or “churns.”
  • Mortuary – Wrongful burials and cremations.
  • Pharmaceutical – wrong dosage or other prescription errors.

The complexity in professional liability cases lies in proving that the professional (1) acted in a way that was exceedingly different than another professional would act in the same situation and that (2) such as action caused direct harm to you. In very technical cases, it can be quite difficult to prove that the professional committed malpractice and also hard to quantify the harm that resulted as being serious enough to warrant a claim. However, working with an attorney who has lodged these types of claims in the past can be a good indicator of the success of your own claim. An experienced attorney can guide you through the claims process and identify all potential litigants and their role in your loss.

You have a right to expect a high level of care when you pay for professional services. Discuss the merits of your case with our Morgantown professional liability attorney to determine if you have a good foundation for a claim and how to proceed. Contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman to schedule your consultation now.

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