With 70+ Years of Experience, our New York Professional Malpractice Lawyers Will Protect your Rights
At Warner & Scheuerman, our New York professional malpractice attorneys are knowledgeable, results-focused advocates for clients. With experience representing victims of malpractice, we have the skills and background to handle the full range of professional negligence claims in New York. To schedule a strictly confidential initial consultation with a top-rated New York professional malpractice lawyer, please call our Manhattan law office today.
What is Professional Malpractice?
A professional has a basic responsibility to provide clients with an adequate level of care and service. When they fail to live up to their duties, they may be held legally liable for resulting damages. Professional malpractice is negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional that causes avoidable harm to a client. To bring a successful professional negligence claim in New York, a plaintiff must prove the following four things:
Duty of Care
The professional must have owed a duty of care to the client. As an example, a law firm can only be held liable for malpractice if the plaintiff can prove an attorney-client relationship was formed. Likewise, a doctor-patient relationship must have existed in order to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The professional must have failed to provide services with an adequate level of skill, care, and prudence. Professional negligence comes in many different forms—from an attorney missing a statutory deadline to an architect violating building standards, to a doctor carelessly failing to “rule out” a diagnosis.
A professional is only liable for malpractice if their negligent conduct (inadequate service) was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s losses. A proximate cause is a legal cause—it is a cause that is linked closely enough to support a finding of liability.
To hold a professional liable for malpractice, a current/former client must show that they suffered actual financial harm or physical injury as a consequence of inadequate service they received. Without damages, there is no malpractice claim.
New York Statute of Limitations Professional Malpractice
If you or your business suffered losses due to professional negligence, it is imperative that you take immediate action to protect your rights and interests. You must comply with the statute of limitations for professional malpractice. Failure to do so could result in your claim being dismissed without a review on the merits. Call an experienced New York professional malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
How much time you will have to file depends, in part, on the underlying circumstances of your case. As an example, New York medical malpractice claims are subject to a two and a half year statute of limitations (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214). With other types of professional malpractice claims, you will have up to three years to bring a claim.
Representation for Victims of Professional Malpractice
Professional malpractice in New York is a complex area of law. At Warner & Scheuerman, we have a proven record of success representing individuals and companies who have suffered damages due to a professional’s negligence or incompetence. We provide fully-personalized representation to every client, and we will be meticulous in preparing your case and crafting a strategy focused on results. Among other types of malpractice cases, we have experience handling:
- Legal malpractice
- Medical malpractice
- Architect malpractice
We are forceful, results-oriented advocates for victims. Our New York professional malpractice attorneys are always relentless in pursuing justice and the maximum available financial compensation for clients. We have recovered multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases and legal malpractice cases.
Legal Guidance for Professionals in New York
With a comprehensive understanding of the laws that govern malpractice claims, we offer legal guidance to professionals regarding their practice and potential exposure to liability. If you are a professional with questions about your legal responsibilities, our law firm can help. Our New York professional malpractice lawyers will put the time and resources behind your case to get the best possible outcome.
Call Our New York Professional Malpractice Lawyers Today
At Warner & Scheuerman, our New York professional malpractice attorneys are skilled, experienced advocates for clients. We will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf. If you have questions about professional malpractice, our attorneys are here to help. For a confidential review of your case, please contact our law firm today. We serve clients in New York City and throughout the Metropolitan area.