Professionals—people like doctors, lawyers, therapists and veterinary medicine practitioners—abide by a code of ethics that binds them to behave in certain ways that will ensure their clients are given a certain level of competence when they hire on these professionals for their services. However, although many professionals are adept at what they do and seek to offer their services in an ethical and safety-minded manner, some people wear the cloak of their profession without adhering to the tenets of that profession—and such negligent practices can result in devastating outcomes for the patients or clients at the receiving end. If you or someone you love was harmed as a result of a professional engaging in negligence and want to talk to a malpractice lawyer in Allentown about holding that person liable for the damages they caused, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to discuss building a legal case.
Malpractice can happen in many ways
Unfortunately, there are a variety of ways in which professional malpractice can manifest across a number of different professions. Some types of malpractice include:
- Medical malpractice
- Attorney malpractice
- Psychiatrist malpractice
- Veterinary malpractice
- Therapist malpractice
Examples of malpractice
Here are some examples of how professional malpractice may be carried out in different circumstances:
If a surgeon performs an unnecessary surgery upon a patient because it would be a lucrative business maneuver but bills the surgery as medically necessary and verbally convinces the patient that the surgery was being performed in order to repair a non-existent life-threatening malady, that surgeon can be sued for medical malpractice.
If a psychiatrist prescribes a medication to a patient whose medical history indicates they should not be given certain types of drugs (i.e., stimulant medication to an ADHD patient with a history of heart problems), then they can be held liable in court for any adverse reactions or illnesses that arise from the patient taking these counterindicated medications.
What to do in case of professional malpractice
If you believe you or a family member were the victim of professional malpractice of any kind, we urge you to contact an attorney to discuss your legal options. Document the suspected malpractice as well as you can, including retaining copies of email or text message communications related to the malpractice and any other evidence of malpractice or misconduct that you have.
We can help with your professional malpractice case
If you need as malpractice lawyer in Allentown, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can assist you with filing a lawsuit. We are experienced in handling malpractice cases and are passionate about seeing justice done for our clients. You and your family should not have to suffer because of a so-called professional’s incompetence, and we want to help you seek the recovery of damages in court. Damages are calculated based on a variety of factors, including pain and suffering endured as a result of the malpractice and the cost of medical care and therapy bills. These damages are then calculated by the courts and may then be paid out to you and your family as financial compensation by the liable party. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.