Practice Areas – Malpractice

Legal Negligence (Attorney Malpractice)

Legal malpractice claims are among the most complex, hotly contested, and expensive forms of personal injury litigation. The investigation and proof of such a claim can only be made with the assistance of highly qualified professional consultants in the given field. DawsonBrownPS attorneys have experience handling legal malpractice claims for plaintiffs. We carefully screen all such cases to insure that we undertake only meritorious cases with significant damages. If you feel we could be of assistance to you, we would be happy to discuss your case.

Some of the most common errors in the legal profession arise from missed deadlines, particularly a failure to comply with the statute of limitations. Damage may also be caused by failure to properly draft a legal document, or by failure to adequately investigate the facts or the law applicable to a client’s case. Lawyers must avoid placing themselves in a position of conflict of interest with their clients, or abuse the position of trust which they may have with respect to a client’s confidences or property.

Laboratory Negligence

The analysis and evaluation performed by laboratory technicians and staff is very often critical for the proper diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Without timely and accurate results the physician cannot choose the most effective treatment, and the patient may suffer irreversible harm. Where this harm is the result of a failure of reasonable care by laboratory personnel, the patient is entitled to recover for the harm they have suffered.

Therapist Misconduct

Therapists are charged with the responsibility to provide reasonable and appropriate treatment given the particular needs and circumstances of the patient. Failure to due so can cause lasting harm. In many cases the patient may be in a vulnerable condition which can be severely aggravated if a therapist assumes an unprofessional personal relationship with the patient, or otherwise places themselves in a position where a conflict of interest arises.

Hospital & Nursing Negligence

Hospitals have the obligation to hire and supervise their employees in such a manner as to insure that the health care provided meets reasonable standards, and to take reasonable steps to insure the safety of patients who receive care at the hospital. Hospitals will often be liable for errors of the nursing staff, and for various services such as radiology, pathology, anesthesia, the pharmacy and emergency room treatment. The hospital may also be liable for inadequate monitoring of patients or for failure to take reasonable steps to avoid birth trauma during delivery.