As a Wisconsin legal practice that primarily deals in personal injury cases, life insurance claim cases, and disability claim cases, the attorneys at Urban & Taylor, S.C. place a high priority on taking cases that help individuals and their families recover from tragedies that were not of their own doing. We typically find that negligence is the #1 cause for most tragedies our clients experience. As our clients understand, there is never an excuse for a professional to be negligent.
When a professional is negligent, reckless, or otherwise careless and causes harm to another—no matter whether they’re a doctor, lawyer, medical technician, nursing home staff member, or an engineer—the law sometimes reprimands them. Other times, they are let off the hook with a short suspension, warning, or no penalty at all. These are the times when a type of lawsuit called a professional negligence lawsuit (sometimes referred to as a professional malpractice lawsuit) can do a world of good.
With the help of an experienced Milwaukee, WI professional negligence lawyer, you can ensure the safety of future patients, clients, consumers, or residents. Lawsuits send an important message to businesses and state that conditions must change and that negligence isn’t acceptable. Professional negligence lawsuits are also entirely separate from criminal charges and can be filed in addition to any charges already in place.
The Different Types of Professional Malpractice
There are many different forms of professional negligence and/or malpractice. Some areas are covered by personal injury lawyers while others are not. As a personal injury law firm, we’ll first cover malpractice types that are covered under that particular umbrella:
Medical malpractice cases result from injuries or serious medical conditions that were caused fully or partially by negligence, carelessness, or other wrongful behavior in a medical or hospital setting. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals such as technicians have a legal duty to provide a certain standard of care and reduce any possible chance of error. When this standard isn’t met, we have a right to file a civil lawsuit against the professional or institution where the negligence occurred.
Many types of medical mistakes can take the form of medical malpractice lawsuits—from medication administration errors to surgical mistakes, emergency room mistakes, misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses, birth defects, and more.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
When we place our elderly loved ones into a nursing home or long term care facility, we trust that their needs will be met. When this doesn’t occur due to staff member negligence or abuse and a loved one becomes injured, we have a right to open a civil case against the guilty staff members and/or facility. Opening a case allows us to better protect our loved ones, help them recover, and help protect future residents from getting harmed in the same way.
Other Types of Professional Malpractice
Just about every professional industry can have possible forms of malpractice that result in potential financial or property damage to an unsuspecting client or consumer. Some of the more common areas of professional malpractice not including personal injury-related cases include:
- Legal Malpractice – This includes cases that involve a conflict of interest, a failure to meet the proper statute of limitations, a failure to perform discovery, faulty agreements or settlements, or hidden fees or expenses.
- Police Conduct – These cases are usually regarding improper conduct and can include wrongful arrest, excessive force, unlawful entry, wrongful threats, or malicious/violent questioning.
- Accounting Malpractice – These cases include accounting practices that involve faulty agreements or contracts, hidden fees or expenses, or a conflict of interest.
Get Help from a Wisconsin Professional Negligence Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed, injured, or has had their life negatively impacted (whether physically, emotionally, or financially) in a major way due to negligent or reckless actions that were performed by an accredited professional in an established facility or business, you may be eligible to receive financial reimbursement. This can cover your medical costs, loss of wage costs, pain and suffering costs, and potentially more.
Filing a lawsuit against the professional or institution that was at fault can additional help ensure negligence in that environment doesn’t keep occurring. Lawsuits send impactful messages that even the largest of corporations have a difficult time ignoring. With an experienced Milwaukee, WI professional negligence lawyer on your side, together we can fight back. Contact Urban & Taylor, S.C. to find out how our law firm can be of assistance.