Professional liability law governs legal proceedings brought by patients and clients who have allegedly suffered as a result of the negligent actions of a professional. Medical malpractice and attorney malpractice are the most common examples, but any professional, accountants, architects, engineers, financial planners, and surveyors can be subject to liability if their work falls below the applicable standard of care.
Lawsuits against professionals are now very common, and no profession is immune from these claims. When a client threatens to sue you, there’s more than just money at stake. Professional liability lawsuits can attract unwanted attention, from regulatory agency investigations to bad publicity that sends other clients fleeing.
Areas of focus include:
- Litigation and arbitration
- Risk management
- Professional liability insurance coverage analysis
- Errors and omissions
- Malpractice and other claims, including intentional tort claims
- Disciplinary actions before state licensing agencies