Professional malpractice claims can also arise in a non-medical context where other professional service providers can be held accountable for negligent conduct that deviates from the standard norms in that profession and that cause serious injury or financial harm. Professional malpractice claims can be brought against architects and engineers, financial advisors, accountants, attorneys and counseling professionals such as social workers, mental health workers and psychologists. Examples include claims against an engineering firm for its design of a building that collapses, against an attorney who fails to file a claim within the applicable statute of limitations, against a financial advisor who promotes of an investment that does not fit the investor’s desired risk parameters, against an abusive mental health counselor or against an accountant for giving negligent tax advice.
Like medical malpractice, professional malpractice claims can be quite challenging and complex. It takes a dedicated, skilled trial attorney with access to experts and other resources to make sure that your case is handled properly.
Boston, Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet, Esq., a seasoned trial attorney, works diligently to make sure that these types of wrongdoers are not allowed to hide behind the cloak of their professional status to avoid responsibility. For more information about your potential case, contact Attorney Sweet anytime, day or night, seven days a week. There is never a charge for an initial consultation.