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Professional Negligence

What is a professional negligence or malpractice case?
What are some examples of a professional negligence/malpractice case?
How do I win a professional negligence claim?
How do I pay for an attorney in a professional negligence case?
What if I have been the victim of professional negligence?
How long do I have to file suit in a professional negligence case?
What penalties do professionals face if found guilty of negligence or malpractice?

Q: What is a professional negligence or malpractice case?

Professional negligence or malpractice occurs when a professional—a person who has been licensed in a particular field or possesses training and skills above what an average person would possess—fails to perform to the standard required of any other person in his or her field. Examples of licensed professionals include accountants, architects, contractors, corporate executives, dentists, doctors, engineers, hospital staff, insurance agents, financial advisers, lawyers, nurses, nursing home staff, physicians, real estate agents, etc. We frequently see cases of medical malpractice or nursing home negligence where careless acts can lead to severe personal injures for our clients.

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Q: What are some examples of a professional negligence/malpractice case?

Professional negligence can encompass many things including:

  • Medical Malpractice – misdiagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, medication errors, inadequate nursing care.
  • Nursing Home Malpractice – inadequate patient supervision, verbal or emotional abuse of patients, failing to provide adequate care.
  • Accounting Negligence – failing to properly advise clients resulting in significant financial loss or tax consequences.
  • Legal Malpractice – incompetence, missing statutes or deadlines causing a case to be thrown out.
  • Contractor Negligence – using substandard materials or sloppy workmanship leading to personal injury or premises liability issue.

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Q: How do I win a professional negligence claim?

An experienced professional negligence attorney can help you determine if you have a legitimate malpractice claim. In order to win a professional negligence claim, you, as the injured party, must prove the professional acted in a negligent way which directly caused your loss. Proving the negligence directly caused your injury typically involves extensive research and hiring experts to testify about the value of the damages you received and the type of malpractice or negligence that occurred. If you have been injured by the negligence of an industry professional, contact a professional negligence lawyer to review your case.

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Q: How do I pay for an attorney in a professional negligence case?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid from your recovery in a professional negligence injury case. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at 888-782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.

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Q: What if I have been the victim of professional negligence?

Many victims of professional malpractice and negligence don’t know their rights or options. If you have been physically injured, get medical attention right away. Beyond that, the most important thing you can do for your professional negligence case is work to secure evidence of the negligent actions. Keep all correspondence between the professional and yourself as evidence of what was promised to you. Take photos of the negligence and your injuries, if applicable. Get names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the negligence and can attest to the professional’s careless actions. Retain an experienced professional malpractice attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Q: How long do I have to file suit in a professional negligence case?

The statue of limitations in a professional negligence case is generally one year from the date you discovered the harm or reasonably should have known of the loss. You must act quickly to file a professional malpractice claim to protect your rights to a fair settlement. Contact an experienced professional negligence attorney immediately to investigate your claim to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Q: What penalties do professionals face if found guilty of negligence or malpractice?

The penalties placed on a professional who is found to have performed negligently vary depending on the type of negligence, severity of the damages to the victim, and if the professional has been found guilty of negligence in the past. The professional may receive probation, suspension, restrictions or stipulations on their practice, or his or her professional license could be revoked.

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