Malpractice Law

Malpractice Law

Medical Malpractice

In general, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional breaches the standard of care when providing treatment to a patient. This breach must then cause injury to the patient in order for the patient to have a medical malpractice case.

A standard of care is a technical term that refers to the generally accepted procedures and practices that all healthcare practitioners in the area would use when treating a patient suffering from a specific disease or ailment. This standard of care can vary depending on a number of factors, including the patient’s age and overall health.

Dental Malpractice

Dental malpractice is when dental services provider fails to properly diagnose or treat an oral health condition with significant injury or death. Dental malpractice cases occur from a negligent conduct of a dental professional, including:

  • Failure to diagnose dental disease
    Delayed disease diagnosis (i.e. oral cancer)
  • Causing cosmetic damage to teeth, lips, jaw or face
  • Errors in surgical procedure
    Piercing or cutting healthy tissue resulted in nerve damage
  • Fracturing the tooth with dental instruments
  • Extracting healthy teeth
    Using unsterile tools, leading to infection or blood poisoning
  • Failure to properly treat an oral health condition

Dental malpractice cases as well as dental product liability claims are often complex and require an experienced dental malpractice attorney to represent the facts of the injury to make the necessary links between the negligent act and actual injury. Contact the Active Law Group office today for a confidential Free consultation.

Professional Malpractice

The breach by a member of a profession of either a standard of care or a standard of conduct.

Malpractice refers to Negligence or misconduct by a professional person, such as a lawyer, a doctor, a dentist, or an accountant. The failure to meet a standard of care or standard of conduct that is recognized by a profession reaches the level of malpractice when a client or patient is injured or damaged because of error.

Legal Malpractice

The four general areas of Legal Malpractice are negligent errors, negligence in the professional relationship, fee disputes, and claims filed by an adversary or nonclient against a lawyer. As in the medical field, lawyers must conform to standards of conduct recognized by the profession.

A lawyer has the duty, in all dealings and relations with a client, to act with honesty, good faith, fairness, integrity, and fidelity.