What Is Professional Malpractice?
Malpractice and negligence claims may arise when a professional such as an attorney, a physician, a dentist, or even an engineer does not exercise reasonable care when dealing with a client or patient. Examples of professional negligence or malpractice include:
• Misleading or inaccurate professional advice
• Failing to meet deadlines or file important paperwork with the courts
• Real estate misrepresentation
• Surgical errors, medication mix-ups and other medical mistakes
• Negligent diagnosis or failure to diagnose
• Failing to accurately disclose risks
To prove a claim, you must prove that the professional owed you a duty of care, he or she breached that duty of care, and damages were sustained as a result of the breach.
Representing Medical Malpractice Victims in Illinois
Gassman Legal is the law firm Chicagoans trust when medical malpractice causes serious injuries, exacerbated illnesses, or death. If you or your loved one has suffered damages due to the negligent or reckless behavior of a medical professional, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the suffering you’ve endured. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded as well.
Protecting the Rights of Victims of Legal Malpractice and Negligence
When an attorney in Illinois fails to perform according to the codes and standards of ethical and professional conduct, provides you with inaccurate legal advice, or otherwise demonstrates wrongful professional behavior and you suffer damages as a result, Bary Gassman can help ensure that you are justly compensated. Additionally, the negligent attorney may also be ordered to pay punitive damages, and he or she could face sanctions, fines and even disbarment.