The Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice

Nov 13, 2019

Understanding Negligence and Malpractice in the Legal Field

Welcome to the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. We are a premier law firm specializing in legal matters related to negligence and malpractice. Our team of expert attorneys is here to provide you with comprehensive information regarding these crucial legal concepts.

What is Negligence?

Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care or caution in a given situation. In the legal context, it occurs when an individual or entity fails to meet the standard of care that a reasonable person or organization would have used under similar circumstances.

Examples of negligence can range from a driver failing to stop at a red light and causing an accident to a property owner not properly maintaining their premises, resulting in a slip and fall incident. Negligence can lead to harm or injury to others, and it is important to establish the presence of negligence when seeking legal recourse.

Understanding Malpractice

Malpractice, on the other hand, is a specific type of professional negligence. It refers to the failure of a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, to provide services that meet the accepted standard of the profession, ultimately causing harm to the client or patient.

In the medical field, malpractice can occur when a healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of care, leading to injury, misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose a condition. In the legal field, malpractice may involve an attorney mishandling a case, providing incorrect legal advice, or breaching their duty of care to the client.

Proving Negligence and Malpractice

Establishing negligence or malpractice requires several key elements:

  1. Duty of Care: It must be proven that the party had a legal obligation or duty of care towards the affected individual.
  2. Breach of Duty: It must be established that the party failed to meet the expected standard of care.
  3. Causation: There must be a direct link between the breach of duty and the resulting harm or injury.
  4. Damages: The affected individual must have suffered damages, either physical, emotional, or financial, as a direct result of the negligence or malpractice.

By holding the responsible party accountable, victims of negligence or malpractice can seek compensation for their losses, medical expenses, pain, and suffering, and other damages resulting from the incident.

Why Choose the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr?

When dealing with matters of negligence or malpractice, it is crucial to have an experienced legal team on your side. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in such cases, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of negligence and malpractice laws, and we work tirelessly to build strong cases that stand up in court. We understand the intricacies of these legal concepts and have the expertise to navigate the complexities of the legal system.

With a commitment to our clients' best interests, we provide personalized attention, clear communication, and compassionate representation throughout the legal process. We believe in fighting for justice and helping our clients rebuild their lives after experiencing negligence or malpractice.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has suffered due to negligence or malpractice, don't hesitate to reach out to the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. Our dedicated team is ready to evaluate your case, provide expert advice, and fight for your rights.

With our extensive knowledge and experience in handling negligence and malpractice cases, we are well-equipped to guide you through the legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.