Physicians, attorneys, architects, accountants and other professionals make mistakes. Frequently, these errors fall below the “standard of care” patients and clients should reasonably expect. Such negligence often results in physical injury, death or financial loss.
When a professional’s conduct slips below the prevailing standards in his field, resulting in injury, the victim may have rights of recovery.
The Jackson Law Group has evaluated hundreds of cases involving alleged negligence by doctors, lawyers and accountants. In the course of assessing the merits of the case, we rely on experts to reach an opinion on whether the applicable Éstandard of care has been violated. For example, in a case involving the alleged negligence of an anesthesiologist, we would obtain an opinion from a reputable anesthesiologist.
In exploring professional negligence cases, we are mindful that not all professional mistakes amount to negligence. However, we also recognize that professionals engage in thousands of negligent acts every year resulting in death, injury or financial harm. Since these cases are expensive, complex and time-consuming, we frequently receive inquiries where we conclude that there was negligence, but also determine that the amount of damages involved does not justify litigation.
It is natural for us to trust our doctors, lawyers, accountants and other professionals. Initiating a lawsuit against one of them is not a step that most of us eagerly undertake. However, all professionals must be held accountable for the harm caused by their negligent behavior.
If you feel that you or a member of your family have been the victim of professional negligence, we are prepared to help you evaluate your potential claims.