Licensed professionals in all fields are subject to certain standards in providing their professional services to the public. Duties of care and loyalty require the professional to provide the competent, honest services that a reasonable person trained in the profession would provide under the circumstances. In today’s society, individuals harmed by failure to live up to the relevant professional standards often use the legal system to gain financial compensation. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our New Jersey professional malpractice lawyers are acutely aware of the finer details that can either make or break a professional negligence claim.

For over 120 years, we have provided trusted and skilled legal advice to clients in New Jersey and throughout Bergen County. We put the full weight of our substantial legal knowledge into forming creative and effective solutions to help our clients get the best results possible.

If you are considering or facing a professional malpractice claim, you likely have a number of questions about how to proceed.  We offer a free and completely confidential consultation to all of our potential clients. To learn more about our practice, call us today or fill out this online contact form.

Our Professional Malpractice Practice

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our New Jersey professional malpractice lawyers are dedicated to providing the exceptional legal counsel you need when your financial security and reputation are on the line.  We have successfully handled professional malpractice claims in a wide range of industries, including claims involving:

In every profession, specific training and experience is needed to obtain certain levels of certification.  Similarly, every profession has its own code by which licensed professionals must operate. To succeed in a professional malpractice case, your lawyer must understand the details of the profession involved in your case.  Over our 120 years of collective experience, our professional malpractice have handled cases in a broad range of industries and are here to put that experience to work for you.

In some cases, it may be advantageous to explore mediation or arbitration options to resolve your case in a more cost-effective, private manner.  Our New Jersey professional malpractice lawyers are skilled in facilitating alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options and will guide you through the entire process.

While ADR techniques can be valuable in some malpractice cases, we are fully prepared to litigate your case through to a verdict.  Importantly, our professional negligence attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ will explain every available option and how choosing one could impact your professional malpractice case.

Necessary Elements to Establishing Professional Malpractice

Although every case is different, several core elements must be established in every case alleging professional malpractice.  Those basic elements include:

  • Duty of care.  The relevant duty (or standard of care) varies depending upon the facts of your case.  For example, a medical professional’s duty is dictated by standards developed by the medical community, based on facts and circumstances.  Legal professionals owe a number of duties to their clients, including a duty to avoid (or adequately disclose) any conflicts of interests to clients.
  • Breach.  This element involves determining what the professional allegedly did to violate the relevant standard of care.  Examples of a breach may include an architect’s negligent design of a building, a lawyer missing an important deadline or an insurance agent misrepresenting the terms of a policy.
  • Causation.  The causation element requires showing that the breach directly caused the plaintiff’s harm.  For example, if a lawyer missed a deadline, but the client likely would have lost the case even if the deadline was met, the causation element may be lacking.
  • Damages.  The damages element requires showing that some actual harm came out of the malpractice.  Damages might include medical bills, loss of a compensation award in a legal battle, or even the expense of repairing a building damaged by an engineer or architect’s negligence.  Emotional suffering can also give rise to damages.

Our lawyers put in the hard work needed to identify the problem, obtain every piece of evidence and build the strongest possible case to protect your rights.  To learn more about how our experienced New Jersey Professional Malpractice Lawyers can help, call our office today for a free consultation.

Why Choose The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.’s New Jersey Professional Malpractice Lawyers to Handle Your Professional Malpractice Claim?

Professional malpractice cases can be complex and time consuming.  Importantly, your lawyer must have the ability to understand both the legal aspects of your claim and the details of the underlying professional duties.  At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our professional negligence attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ have a reputation for excellence both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. When you choose us, you can expect:

  • Small firm personal attention with big firm financial results—because our New Jersey Professional Malpractice Lawyers have been trained in big law firms, but choose a small firm environment
  • A lawyer who will personally handle your case and always respond to your questions, making sure that you are informed every step of the way
  • A lawyer who will go the extra mile in your case, patiently researching the facts to reach the best possible outcome for you
  • An advocate who is both compassionate to the challenges you are facing and will aggressively advocate on your behalf

Schedule a Free and Confidential Consultation with Experienced New Jersey Professional Malpractice Lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our professional negligence attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ are proud to offer the highest possible quality legal services to clients across New Jersey.  If you have questions about a professional malpractice claim, call us today to schedule a free and confidential case review. You can also contact us online and we will respond promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Claims Involving Professional Malpractice

What is at stake in a professional malpractice case?

The stakes in a professional malpractice case vary from case to case.  In almost all professional malpractice cases, a successful plaintiff can be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses and financial losses that arose because of the error.  Damages for things like pain and suffering if someone was hurt and emotional distress may also be available. Importantly, the defendant’s professional license and reputation are always on the line in a professional malpractice case.

Who will ultimately be responsible for paying a compensation award if a plaintiff’s professional malpractice claim is successful?

 Most professional malpractice compensation awards are paid by an insurance company.  Professionals typically obtain malpractice insurance to protect themselves from the financial consequences of a mistake that leads to litigation.


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