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Understanding Professional Malpractice

Professionals—or individuals considered to be “experts” in specialized areas—are held to a high standard of care. These individuals must provide a certain level of service, one that matches the level of service one could expect to receive from another qualified professional in the same or similar circumstances. Failure to provide this level of care could constitute professional negligence or malpractice—and it could lead to serious accidents, injuries, and financial losses.

If you have been affected by professional negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting losses. At Potts Law Firm, we represent clients who have suffered significant damages due to the misconduct and malpractice of trusted professionals across a broad range of industries. From our office in Kansas City, we provide a high level of personalized attention and support, along with customized legal strategies tailored to each unique case.

Request a complimentary consultation with one of our Kansas City professional negligence attorneys today; call (816) 312-5125 or contact us online to get started.

What Is a Professional?

“Professional” is a broad term used to refer to anyone with a high level of education, training, skill, or expertise in a specialized area.

This includes:

  • Doctors, surgeons, dentists, and other medical providers
  • Mental health care providers, such as psychologists
  • Lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants
  • Accountants and financial advisors
  • Professors and teachers
  • Journalists
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Computer scientists and programmers
  • Research analysists
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Artists, authors, and other creative professionals
  • Realtors

Essentially, any job that requires specialized skills or a high level of training and/or education is considered a “profession,” and those who engage in these professions are “professionals.”

Notably, professionals are held to a higher standard of care than other workers. Even among different types of professionals, the standard of care varies. For example, doctors are held to a different (and often higher) standard of care than journalists, yet both are held to higher standards of care than a cashier or laborer. This means that when a professional fails to uphold the standard of care to which they are held, leading to injury or economic loss, the affected party has the right to seek restitution.

Examples of Professional Negligence

Professional negligence, also known as professional malpractice or misconduct, occurs when a professional fails to uphold the standard of care for that profession in the given circumstances. As such, professional negligence can take many different forms, depending on the profession in which it occurs and the specific circumstances of the situation.

Some examples of professional negligence include:

  • An architect or engineer designing a building that violates local building codes
  • A doctor failing to correctly diagnose and/or treat a patient’s health condition
  • An accountant giving poor advice to a client, leading to financial loss
  • A psychologist failing to protect a client’s confidentiality
  • An attorney failing to file paperwork with the court by the necessary deadline
  • A supplier breaching the terms of a contract with a distributor

These and other examples of professional negligence can lead to serious physical, financial, and emotional harm. Victims of such conduct have the right to seek fair compensation for these and other damages.

It is important that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, like those at Potts Law Firm. Professional negligence and malpractice claims are very complex; you want someone by your side who not only knows the law but also understands how to protect your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Why Choose the Potts Law Firm Team?

With hundreds of years of collective experience and a long, proven track record of success, we have what it takes to efficiently handle your professional negligence claim. From our Kansas City office, we proudly represent individuals, businesses, and others who have been harmed by negligent and wrongful professional practices throughout the state of Missouri. We utilize cutting-edge legal technologies and develop powerful, innovative strategies designed to maximize your recovery as quickly as possible.

Contact us today at (816) 312-5125 to learn more during a complimentary case review.

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Potts Law Firm assists clients with all types of professional negligence issues, including claims against medical providers, financial advisors, legal professionals, and other specialists.

Our Kansas City professional negligence attorneys commonly handle cases involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of contractual term(s)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Gross negligence
  • Fraud and attempted fraud
  • Failure to conduct due diligence
  • Medical malpractice
  • Breach of duty of care (negligence)
  • General negligence and negligence per se
  • Failure to provide an acceptable standard of care
  • Breach of statutory duty

This is not an exhaustive list; if you have been negatively affected by any type of professional negligence or misconduct, do not hesitate to reach out to our team as soon as possible. We can discuss your legal rights and options during a free, no-obligation consultation.

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