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Holding Professionals Accountable After Malpractice

When people turn to a doctor or lawyer for professional help, they deserve to receive a certain level of quality from their services. If a doctor or attorney fails to meet that standard of service, it can make a legal or medical problem worse than before they got involved. When a professional’s improper, negligent or illegal actions result in your harm, you deserve to hold them accountable for their actions.

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At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, we know the consequences of malpractice, and we know how to help our clients pursue the best results possible in their claims. We are dedicated to helping people who have suffered – financially or physically – at the hands of professionals who commit make serious mistakes.

From our law offices in Lower Manhattan, our malpractice attorneys provide aggressive and trustworthy representation for victims of malpractice in all five boroughs of New York City and throughout the tri-state area.

Decisive Action Against Legal Malpractice

Did your attorney drop the ball and fail to adequately represent you? When a lawyer acts irresponsibly as your attorney, you may have the right to fire them. If your relationship with your attorney is not working or you fear they are causing more harm than good in your case, it may be time to walk away and find some who can help you.

In some situations, their oversights or missteps may be so serious that you have the right to sue them for legal malpractice. Filing a legal malpractice claim may be warranted in situations including:

  • Missing statute of limitation deadlines: Once the window to file a claim closes, it stays closed. Missing a deadline can be the consequence of an attorney taking too long to file the necessary paperwork or making other critical errors like being disorganized or unprepared.
  • Neglecting clients: Attorneys have an obligation to remain in contact with their clients throughout their client’s cases. Not returning client calls, not relaying settlement offers, and avoiding client communication can result in a client not receiving the representation they deserve.
  • Inaptitude or unethical behavior: If your lawyer does not have the necessary experience to represent a client, or they are acting unethically by misappropriating funds or breaking your attorney-client privilege can threaten the strength of your case.
  • Charging high fees than previously agreed upon: A client may have agreed to an attorney’s services because of their fee agreement. Going back on that agreement may be malpractice.
  • Accepting a settlement without client consent: If your lawyer accepted a settlement without your permission, that not only may leave you with less than you deserve, but they have clearly stepped over the line into malpractice.
  • Making other types of decisions without client consent: While a lawyer does a lot of the work in any legal matter, their client is the one who needs to make the final decision on what to do.
  • Discussing a case with other people: Lawyers should treat communications with clients as confidential matters. Openly discussing your claim can risk damaging your position in your case.

Proving legal malpractice is very difficult and involves winning at two levels. Our experience in this area can become your greatest advantage. Don’t make your situation worse by failing to hire a malpractice lawyer who doesn’t know what they are doing. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Medical Malpractice Cases Call For Exceptional Legal Ability

Medical malpractice cases are complex. They require years of experience and extraordinary legal skill. Our experienced trial lawyers have practiced law in New York for decades. During that time, they have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for the victims of medical malpractice and other serious personal injuries.

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, we handle medical negligence claims, including:

  • Bedsores Also called pressure ulcers, these painful sores are commonly caused by nursing home negligence.
  • Birth injuries to infants Such injuries may include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage and other problems due to improper birthing techniques, malpositioning of the baby, failure to conduct a C-section and other mistakes.
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis Such cases often involve a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease or stroke in a timely manner.
  • Medication mistakes Pharmacists, physicians and nurses can all make mistakes in regard to dosage, drug interactions and more.
  • Mistakes made by dentists Dental malpractice often involves nerve injuries, anesthesia injuries, jaw damage and other problems.
  • Surgical mistakes Wrong-site surgery, objects left behind and failure to prevent infection are just a few types of common surgical errors.

Trust, Loyalty And Commitment

When you put your faith in a medical or legal professional to help you and they fail their responsibilities to you, you deserve premier representation to hold them accountable. Choose legal representation that has a history of securing millions of dollars in settlements for their clients.

If you need legal assistance with a claim after suffering medical malpractice or legal malpractice, call 212-571-7171 or click this link to schedule your free initial consultation with our committed and skilled team.

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