Traditionally, professional malpractice claims were associated with medical doctors and attorneys. However, any professional who maintains a license for which a four-year college degree is a condition of licensure may be held liable for professional misconduct or negligence.
In general negligence claims, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant breached a duty of care owed to the plaintiff which proximately caused damages to the plaintiff. In professional negligence cases, however, the applicable duty of the care is that which similar professionals performing similar services in the same community would uphold. In order to establish professional negligence, it is almost always necessary to employ an expert witness to establish that the professional defendants services feel below the applicable standard of care.
Our attorneys have experience defending and prosecuting professionals in state and federal court claims, and where appropriate, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. The attorneys at our Firm have extensive experience in professional malpractice claims involving the following professionals:
- Certified Financial Planners
- Licensed Health Care Workers
- Environmental Professionals
- Other Licensed Professionals
We have an intimate understanding of these unique professions and of the standards to which these professionals are held.
Additionally, our Firm has represented professionals in front of state boards of conduct, including the Florida Department of Professional Regulation, on a variety of allegations including unauthorized practice of a profession.
Regardless of whether you believe you are a victim of alleged professional malpractice, if you are a defendant in a malpractice claim, or a respondent in an administrative proceeding, our Firm can assist you sort through this complex area of law to arrive at a just result.