Professional Malpractice Tampa Attorney

Professionals are hired with the idea that their special education, training and experience will help others with issues they themselves are unable or not qualified to handle on their own.  When the professional doesn’t provide services up to a reasonable standard, within that profession, the results can be catastrophic.  It is important to hold those professionals, which deviate from the reasonable standard in their profession, accountable for their actions so that they do not continue the pattern with others.  The two main areas of Professional Malpractice are Medical and Legal Malpractice.  However, other professions such as accounting, real estate and insurance agents should also be held accountable if they have caused another to suffer physical or financial harm.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when your medical provider deviates from the normal standard of care. If a doctor, surgeon, hospital, or other medical provider acts, or fails to act, in a manner that deviates from the accepted standard of care, then that provider may be liable for an injured person’s damages. At The Parrish Law Firm, we represent individuals and their families whose medical provider has breached the standard of care in diagnosing or treating medical conditions. Medical malpractice attorneys handle cases to include, but not limited to:
  • Birth-related injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Misdiagnoses or late diagnosis
  • Emergency room errors
  • Nursing home negligence, abuse, and neglect
  • Obstetrical gynecological malpractice
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Patient neglect
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors

If you suspect that you or a loved one is a victim of Medical Malpractice, you should contact an attorney immediately.  There are special guidelines that must be followed prior to bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit and the amount of time that you have to bring the claim is limited by statute.  If you have questions or concerns about medical negligence or medical malpractice, please contact The Parrish Law Firm as your Florida medical malpractice attorney today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win.


Legal Malpractice

A lawyer that fails to use reasonable care in providing legal services to a client, which creates impairment to a case or financial damages upon the client, may be liable under the theory of legal malpractice. Reasonable care on the part of a lawyer is that level of care and skill which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar and reasonably careful attorneys.

Legal Malpractice cases are unique.  A legal negligence lawsuit requires proving that the attorney was negligent and that the negligence was a legal cause of the loss or damage.  If the malpractice occurs in the process of litigating a lawsuit, the injured client must not only prove that the attorney did something wrong but also that had the attorney done it correctly, the injured client would have prevailed in the underlying litigation.  The standard of proof for damages requires showing that what the attorney did wrong more likely than not affected the result of the work he was hired to perform. An attorney is not negligent simply because a judge or jury rules against the client.

If you suspect that you are a victim of Legal Malpractice, you should contact an attorney immediately.  The amount of time that you have to bring a legal malpractice claim is limited by statute and it is important to start gathering the appropriate evidence as soon as possible.  If you have questions or concerns about legal malpractice, please contact The Parrish Law Firm as your Florida legal malpractice attorney today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win.