Malpractice cases usually involve an alleged civil wrong done to an injured party by a professional. The professional will have had a duty of care to that party and the failure to exercise that care will have led to the plaintiff sustaining injuries or damages. Malpractice, like all other torts, is a type of civil wrong that allows the injured plaintiff to file a malpractice claim or lawsuit against the professional for financial compensation.
Our Atlanta, Georgia-based professional malpractice attorneys at Finch McCranie LLP can help you deal with the different issues that may arise during a professional malpractice case. Our Georgia personal injury law firm can help you obtain your financial recovery for the harm that you have suffered.
Malpractice cases can be more complicated than regular injury cases because the cases are against professionals. Unlike a car accident case, where the motor vehicle driver is clearly liable for a wrongful death that occurred because the driver was speeding or ran a red light and crashed into the victim’s vehicle, proving liability in a professional malpractice case can be more challenging.
Defining a professional’s exercise of the standard of care is not as easy to do in a malpractice case. An expert in the professional’s field will have to provide testimony regarding whether the defendant’s behavior or actions was below the expected professional standard. Even then, it can be hard to prove that the defendant’s conduct caused injury to the plaintiff. In any kind of malpractice case, the plaintiff has to prove that he or she would not have gotten hurt or incurred damages if the alleged malpractice did not take place.
Professional malpractice occurs when a professional did not use the ordinary care and skill that other professionals would have applied when faced with a similar case, problem, situation, or circumstance.Elements of a Professional Malpractice Case
- Duty: The professional owed the plaintiff a duty of care to act properly.
- Breach: The professional was in breach of that duty.
- Causation: The professional’s actions caused the plaintiff to sustain damages.
- Damages: The plaintiff suffered injuries and/or lost money as a result of the professional’s malpractice.
Professional malpractice cases—especially architectural malpractice cases, medical malpractice cases, and engineering malpractice cases—must be handled with the help of an experienced professional malpractice attorney.
In Georgia, Finch McCranie LLP is the law firm to turn to if you are someone who has suffered because of a professional’s misconduct. At Finch McCranie LLP, our Atlanta, Georgia professional malpractice lawyers are here for you.