Elements of Malpractice
Generally, someone who files a professional liability claim must prove the following:
- Duty. The professional who treated them had a duty to provide a certain standard of care.
- Breach. Action or inaction on the part of the professional created a breach of their duty to the party.
- Damage. The party was damaged in some way.
- The professional’s breach of the duty of care caused the party’s damages.
It’s critical that anyone sued for professional liability speak with an experienced attorney immediately.
Consequences of Professional Liability Cases
Ignoring a malpractice lawsuit can lead to dire and long-lasting consequences:
- Skyrocketing insurance premiums.
- Damage to your good reputation.
- Reduced income.
- Temporary or permanent loss of license to practice.
At the very least, you might feel a sense of loss or lack of confidence going forward.
Call Professionals to Defend Your Professional Liability Claim
We understand what’s at stake in malpractice cases. Our professional liability attorneys aggressively defend their clients against such claims. Please set up a consultation to discuss your case – call (713) 940-4500 or use our convenient Contact Form