New Jersey Professional Malpractice Lawyer

New Jersey Professional Malpractice Attorneys

All professionals – including lawyers, doctors, engineers, accountants, and architects – have a duty to serve their clients well and in an ethical manner.  When professionals don’t adhere to this duty, they should be held responsible for the losses inflicted upon their patients or clients.  At Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, our New Jersey professional malpractice attorneys represent and counsel those who have been harmed by professional malpractice.

What Is Professional Malpractice in New Jersey?

Professionals are categorized as individuals who hold themselves as having specialized knowledge in a particular field.  When a professional breaches their duty of care and their actions result in harm to a patient or client, the professional has committed malpractice. As such, they can be held liable to pay damages for whatever harm they caused.  

A successful malpractice case includes the professional failing to meet the expected standard of care for their professions, making detrimental errors because of their negligence, or participating in deliberate behavior that harms clients or patients. Professional malpractice is incompetent, negligent, or wrongful conduct that causes injury or harm.

Professional malpractice can arise in numerous professional fields and can include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Attorney malpractice
  • Therapist malpractice
  • Architect malpractice
  • Engineering malpractice

Whenever a licensed professional or expert is involved, the potential for professional negligence exists.

Understanding New Jersey Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

This common type of professional malpractice causes severe harm and can possibly result in death.  In fact, medical negligence is the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing an average of 200,000 people each year.  When patients go to the hospital or to see their doctor, they do so to try to stabilize or improve their health.  Yet, when the doctors or other medical professionals fail to use the expected standard of care and cause severe harm to the patient, they can be found liable for medical malpractice. Examples of specific types of medical malpractice include:

  • Wrong patient surgery
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Dosage errors
  • Prescribing drugs that interact with medications the patient is already taking
  • Prescribing the wrong medications
  • Birth injury
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Delayed diagnosis

In some instances, a hospital can be held liable for malpractice either vicariously or directly. A hospital has vicarious liability for the negligence of the healthcare professionals it employs. Direct malpractice occurs when the hospital itself has committed malpractice. Direct hospital malpractice examples include the:

  • Failing to use reasonable care to maintain safe and adequate equipment and facilities 
  • Failing to hire and keep only competent doctors and medical staff
  • Failing to oversee all people who practice medicine under its charge regards to patient care
  • Failure to draft, adopt, and enforce adequate policies and procedures to ensure quality care for their patients

Attorney Malpractice

Likewise, attorneys are expected to follow strict ethical standards in their profession. Client-attorney relationships must be built on trust. Suppose an attorney breaches ethical standards or doesn’t represent a client competently. In that case, they may be liable for damages they caused to their client.  Legal malpractice damages not just their client’s trust in the law but also society’s trust and the reputations of all attorneys. Attorney malpractice can include:

  • Failing to file a legal complaint within the applicable statute of limitations
  • Naming the wrong person or party as a plaintiff in a lawsuit
  • Representing someone even though there’s a conflict of interest
  • Missing crucial deadlines
  • Incompetently representing clients
  • Failing to provide sound legal advice
  • Breaching their fiduciary duty

To prove legal malpractice, their former client must show that the attorney failed to work in a way that upheld the standards for attorneys in their practice area or that they violated the ethical standards and duties owed to a client.  The former client must also prove that they were harmed or that the outcome of their case would have been different if it weren’t for the attorney’s malpractice.

Call a New Jersey Professional Malpractice Attorney to Discuss Your Claim Today

Professional negligence claims have inherent and unique challenges.  It’s common for emotions to run high as your trust has been violated. During this challenging time, representation from New York or New Jersey professional malpractice attorneys skilled in analysis, communication, and presentation is essential. We have the resources and knowledge to identify and retain experts who have the professional reputation and integrity to critique another member of their profession.

Call Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC at 800-616-2916 or contact us online to receive your no-obligation case review with an experienced New Jersey professional malpractice lawyer and find out more about how we can help.

Let Us Fight For You

Need Help? Contact us 24/7

Free Consultation img (800) 616-2916

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

Request Your
Free Consultation

Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers today by filling out the form below, or call us at (800) 616-2916

    • "I have known Jeff Varcadipane for over 7 years, during which time he has advised me on several real estate and civil claims issues. Most recently, he assisted with my complicated real estate transaction in NYC. He was very responsive..."

      Andrew L. Client

    • "The best way to describe Dawn is if you are looking for a person that will go to bat for you, to fight for your cause, that puts in the energy, research, and effort that is required to get you the settlement that you deserve, then lo..."

      Charles D. Client

    • "When forming my business, it was important that I started with the right structure. Jeff took the time to explain the pros and cons from a legal perspective and I was able to make a confident decision. Varcadipane & Pinnisi got m..."

      Richard L. Brandbliss

    • "Great law firm! Dawn Pinnisi is a great lawyer, very easy to work with, and got me a more than fair settlement on my case. Highly recommend this law firm. "

      Donna H. Client

    • "I would like to start off by telling everyone at the firm how thankful I am for all of you who were involved in my case. I was always treated professionally, with a friendly smile and greeting anytime I was at the office. Moreover, m..."

      Kenneth K. Client

    • "Dawn Pinnisi was recommended to me from another lawyer. From the moment I spoke with her, I left it all in her hands. I live 2 hours away and I never had to go to her office! She settled my lawsuit so fast and for more that I ever ex..."

      Jennifer S. Client

    • "Words can’t adequately express my gratitude to Dawn for taking on my medical malpractice case. At our first meeting Dawn had compassion for I went through and took the time to listen to everything I had to say. Throughout the e..."

      Rick P. Client

    • "I would like to start off by telling everyone at the firm how thankful I am for all who were involved in my case. I was always treated professionally, like family, kind, and considerate and with a friendly smile. Moreover, my experie..."

      Cheri C. Client

    • "To be successful in a matter involving a business dispute requires an attorney who not only knows the law but who has spent significant time in the courtroom dealing with complex business litigation. Varcadipane & Pinnisi is that..."

      Carlo R. Client

    • "They were outstanding in every way and I couldn’t be more pleased! "

      Ana R. Client

    • "The legal process is complicated and at times frustrating but Jeff has managed to translate this process so it is clear to me. He has been patient in walking me through this step by step. Jeff has been timely in providing me with upd..."

      I.S. Client

    • "Dawn is the best she won 2 cases for me for over $300,000. The first one was very difficult being that the company had no insurance, but Dawn handled it with such persistence and professionalism that we won. If you want a lawyer who ..."

      Anonymous Client

    • "I highly endorse this lawyer. Dawn is smart and personable. She is known to be a great litigator and she is extremely knowledgeable about the law as well as being fiercely defensive of her clients. I have attended many court appearan..."

      Peer Review Birth Injury Attorney

    • "I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Pinnisi for 14 years. She is one of the most outstanding attorneys with whom I have dealt. Ms. Pinnisi meticulously prepares and researches cases and advocates zealously on behalf of her clients..."

      Peer Review Personal Injury Attorney

    • "Dawn Pinnisi is a fantastic attorney with whom I have worked on numerous cases. Dawn is someone I am proud to call a friend. Over the years I have seen how personally invested she becomes in each of her cases, stopping at nothing to ..."

      Peer Review Car Accident Attorney

    • "Dawn really helped me out in a time of need after my accident. I wasn’t sure if I had a case or not but after my consultation, she gave me hope. I felt like I could trust her and she always returned my phone calls after reachin..."

      Anonymous Client

    • "I highly recommend Dawn Pinnisi for medical malpractice, car accident, and personal injury cases. Not only is she one of the most experienced attorneys in the field she’s an honest, trustworthy, and caring person in the litigat..."

      Peer Review Criminal Defense Attorney

    • "I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Pinnisi for 14 years. She is one of the most outstanding attorneys with whom I have dealt. Ms. Pinnisi meticulously prepares and researches cases and advocates zealously on behalf of her clients..."

      Peer Review Personal Injury Attorney

    • "“Great law firm! Dawn Pinnisi is a great lawyer, very easy to work with, and got me a more than fair settlement on my case. Highly recommend this law firm.” "

      Donna H. Client

    • "“Varcadipane & Pinnisi were successful in negotiating our claim Professional and knowledgeable.” "

      East Coast Management Client

    • "“The best way to describe Dawn is if you are looking for a person that will go to bat for you, to fight for your cause, that puts in the energy, research, and effort that is required to get you the settlement that you deserve, ..."

      Charles D Client

    • "“They were outstanding in every way and I couldn’t be more pleased!” "

      Ana R. Client

    From The Blog

    view more blog posts