The public entrusts the professionals of the world with many sensitive aspects of their lives, ranging from physical and mental health to legal matters to matters of faith. When these professionals fail to adhere to the codes of behavior and ethics set forth by their professions, people can be forced to endure physical pain, emotional distress, injuries and even death. If you or someone you care about was harmed by a professional—such as a doctor or therapist—and you want to discuss your legal rights with a malpractice attorney in Drexel Hill, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin to get informed about your legal options as a malpractice victim.
Professionals are required to adhere to industry standards
Each profession has a set of industry standards that those practicing in the field must adhere to. For example, doctors swear to uphold the Hippocratic oath and vow to do no harm while practicing medicine. Therapists adhere to ethical codes in their field regarding how they may behave when treating their clients. Attorneys must practice law in a competent manner, as well, and lawyers who fail their clients in this regard can face legal consequences. Any professional who behaves in an unprofessional manner can be held liable for any damages to people or property resulting from that unprofessional behavior when they are sued for malpractice.
Types of professional malpractice
All types of professionals can be sued for malpractice when their negligence results in damages. Types of malpractice include:
- Medical malpractice
- Legal malpractice
- Therapist malpractice
- Clergy malpractice
Malpractice can cause injury or death
Professional malpractice is a serious legal matter because of the serious consequences that can arise from it. For example, a surgeon who does not use sterile implements when operating on a patient can cause that patient to get a fatal septic infection, and the procedure that was supposed to help the patient become healthier can, in reality, cause their premature death. This is an act of gross negligence and the surgeon can be sued by the victim’s family for professional malpractice and wrongful death.
In another example, if a mental health therapist uses practices that cause trauma rather than psychological healing and their practices do not adhere to the ethical standards set forth by the field, that therapist can be sued for professional malpractice for causing emotional distress in their client.
Drexel Hill professional malpractice attorneys
If you need a malpractice lawyer in Drexel Hill, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free consultation. As attorneys, we strive to raise the bar when it comes to professionalism, and we believe all professionals should be held to the same standards. If you or a loved one were harmed by a professional engaging in malpractice, we want to help you get justice. We can assist you with the recovery of damages in your case, and will negotiate for the maximum award possible under the law. Contact us today to discuss your case, free of charge.