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Negligence Resulting in Harm

When any professional fails to meet the standard of competence for their chosen profession—either by displaying poor judgment in regard to a specific act or engaging in a negligent pattern of conduct—it may cause irreparable harm or injury to their client. When such injury occurs, it is referred to as professional malpractice or legal malpractice.

Most malpractice incidents involve doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, or psychiatrists. Nevertheless, professional malpractice is not limited to the medical field. Other professionals including accountants, law firms, architects, and pharmacists are all held to a higher standard in their professional capacity and may be accountable for careless or negligent actions.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of legal malpractice cases, contact the top legal malpractice attorney in Illinois–Shea Law Group. We provide free consultations for all legal malpractice claims and you won’t be charged a penny unless we win your case.

Broken Trust

The extensive training and certification attained by all professionals encourage their clients to trust them with important decisions. When this trust is broken, and you suffer physical injury or mental anguish, you have a right to seek compensation.

The standard of care and duties of care for any professional is what would be considered reasonably prudent behavior in their particular line of work. Anything less is an example of carelessness and/or negligence, especially when it results in harm to their client(s).

For example, if you select a dentist to perform a root canal that turns out to be less than satisfactory, he or she may be found negligent for failing to act as a reasonably prudent dentist would.

Common Areas of Professional Malpractice

In Chicago, Illinois, malpractice suits may be filed against any professional. However, allegations of wrongdoing are most often linked to:

  • Legal malpractice—Attorneys failed to represent a client as set forth in the code of ethics, failure to file documents in a timely manner, misuse of funds, carelessness in the preparation or review of documents, failure to appear on behalf of the client
  • Accounting malpractice—Carelessness or negligence in the review or preparation of accounts, statements, financial documents, and other fiduciary duties
  • Pharmaceutical malpractice—Prescription errors, including incorrect medication or wrong dosage
  • Architectural/engineering malpractice—Failure to properly consider loads or load-bearing capacities, design errors
  • Broker malpractice—Including self-dealing or failure to disclose risk
  • Mortuary negligence—Wrongful burial or cremation

Shea Law Group Can Help

If you have suffered physical or mental injury or loss due to the negligence of any professional, you have a right to seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of wages, and other costly consequences in Chicago, IL.

Call on the dedicated team of Chicago legal malpractice attorneys at Shea Law Group today at (877)-909-1215—and remember, you never have to worry about payment unless we collect a settlement for you.