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Three common types of legal malpractice issues

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2021 | Legal Malpractice

Unfortunately, people throughout New Jersey and other states can become victims of malpractice. Malpractice occurs when a professional is guilty of either misconduct or negligence. Almost anyone in a professional position can be guilty of negligence, including doctors, dentists and lawyers. Here’s more information about three common types of malpractice.

Clergy malpractice

While it may be a sensitive topic, someone can file lawsuits against both churches and professional clergy. Most court systems have ruled against holding churches and clergy to a higher standard than other citizens. This is because these courtrooms feel that making new rulings would violate the separation of church and state. However, certain courts have accepted claims accusing churches of negligence or wrongdoing.

Medical malpractice

Most people place a lot of trust in medical professionals. However, there’s no guarantee that someone in the medical field will always make the right call. These professionals can get taken to court for medical malpractice. Medical mistakes can happen in many ways, including when someone prescribes the wrong medication or makes a misdiagnosis.

Legal malpractice

Those in the legal field need a lot of skills and knowledge to adequately perform their duties. Unfortunately, there are situations where someone in this field can be guilty of legal malpractice. This type of malpractice can occur when a lawyer loses a client, takes on a new client who opposes the old one and gives them confidential information.

As you can see, malpractice can occur in a wide range of professions. If you were a recent victim of malpractice, it may be in your best interest to contact a lawyer. With a lawyer on your side, you might be able to receive damages as the victim of malpractice.