Professional Liability Attorneys in Boston
Fighting for Professionals Throughout New England
Professional liability claims are an unfortunate reality for all industries and can arise from alleged errors, negligent acts, and omissions. Melick & Porter, LLP’s attorneys help professionals in a variety of fields understand potential liability exposure and minimize future risk. Successful resolution of such claims requires a prompt and thorough investigation to assess liability and mount a vigorous defense. Should the need arise, we have a team of dedicated and experienced trial attorneys in Boston and throughout New England. We successfully provide representation to a wide variety of professionals including accountants, directors and officers, nurses and doctors, insurance agents and brokers, lawyers, real estate agents and brokers, and veterinarians.
When you need representation, call our professional liability lawyers at (617) 523-6200. Our team can walk you through your next steps and provide you with the insight you need to protect and grow your business. Fill out our contact form today.
What Is Professional Liability?
Every working professional may be accused of negligence in their work, but the reason why so many professional liability claims are filed against surgeons, attorneys, and accountants is because claims are typically based on significant financial losses or injuries. Medical malpractice is a common form of professional liability, as the errors that surgeons and physicians make are often damaging and irreversible. Insurance companies are also a frequent target, as individuals attempting to make use of their policies may feel that they were misled in the amount of coverage that they thought they had purchased.
To file a successful claim, individuals must prove that the professional involved had a duty to exercise reasonable care and that the professional breached that duty of care.
Common Types Of Professional Liability
Since 1983, Melick & Porter, LLP has earned a reputation for excellence in defending professional liability claims in Boston and across New England. Our lawyers have experience defending professionals in a variety of industries.
When do you need medical malpractice defense? Common medical malpractice claims often include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
All medical personnel can be accused, including physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and others. If you have been accused of any of the above types of medical malpractice, it's imperative that you secure the best legal representation. Medical malpractice claims can ruin your reputation and even your career if they succeed.
What constitutes legal malpractice? Legal malpractice can include a variety of different claims. Lawyers may face accusations of:
- Missed deadlines
- Undisclosed conflicts of interest
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Failure to perform a conflicts check
- Failing to return client's calls
- Commingling trust account funds with personal funds
Clients may bring a legal malpractice case against their lawyer if they believe that the attorney committed malpractice as a result of negligence, or as a deliberate and malicious act. If you are facing legal malpractice claims, we will fight to protect your reputation and your firm.
Securities & Broker Fraud
- Securities and broker fraud: Professionals are often accused of insider trading, errors in stock performance, or misappropriating client funds.
- Insurance malpractice: Insurance agents can be accused of not providing adequate coverage or misleading clients on policy provisions.
Accounting & Auditing Malpractice
- Accounting and auditing malpractice: Professionals who handle clients’ funds can be accused of falsifying their financial statements or making serious accounting errors.
- Construction malpractice: Architects, engineers, accused of construction defects, lost profits, and breach of contract.
How Melick & Porter Can Help Your Business
Professional liability claims are complex, and the individuals who filed them have lawyers who are actively gathering evidence to use against you. You need a skilled trial lawyer who has decades of experience defending professionals’ reputations and futures. At Melick & Porter, LLP, our award-winning professional liability lawyers are committed to our clients. We also provide legal counsel for businesses interested in learning how to best protect themselves from liability in the future.
Call (617) 523-6200 to schedule a case evaluation with a team that has a proven record of success in defending professional liability cases.
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