Trustworthy Defense Against Allegations Of Professional Malpractice
Resolving Complex Professional Liability Claims
Professionals who require a license or another certification to practice their trade, for example, doctors, chiropractors, dentist, attorneys, contractors and veterinarians, to name a few, are often the targets of professional negligence claims. Once such professionals are sued, issues involving alleged breach in the standard of care and whether the alleged breach caused the claimed injuries and damages. We are experienced in assisting our clients in compliance with Florida Statutory Malpractice pre-suit screening, which involves a thorough investigative and expert opinions. At Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A., we have extensive experience representing professionals and are extremely adept at working through the various coverage issues that often arise during the litigation of these types of claims.
Protecting Careers Of Hardworking Professionals
Some of our professional clients find themselves accused of violating their licensing requirements. Complaints against them vary from simple advertising violations and poor record-keeping to insurance fraud and professional malpractice. Our lawyers have experience representing professionals when the Florida Department of Health or the Department of Business and Professional Regulation files administrative complaints seeking to suspend or revoke their license, impose a term of probation and/or levee a significant fine against them.
We regularly represent professional clients before their respective administrative boards to ensure that a fair and appropriate resolution is achieved on their behalf. When these matters cannot be resolved before the professional’s board, we are well-versed in administrative procedures and are therefore able to litigate these issues before a Department of Administrative Hearings officer. Our experience and familiarity with administrative procedures enable us to help the accused professional navigate safely through this often stressful and uncomfortable process. Finally, we are able to effectively coordinate the defense of these license complaints with the defense of malpractice lawsuits that are often brought in conjunction with one another.
Skillfully Protecting Chiropractors Against Negligence Claims
A chiropractic malpractice claim is a claim for professional negligence by act or omission of a chiropractor in which the treatment provided is alleged to fall below the accepted standard practice in the chiropractic community and causes injury or death to the patient. For many years, the attorneys at Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A. have been called upon to represent chiropractic physicians in claims against them for malpractice. As a result, we possess unique knowledge in the field and have become very skilled in defending these physicians.
Proudly Defend Dental Professionals
A dental malpractice claim is a claim for professional negligence by act or omission of a dental professional in which the treatment provided is alleged to fall below the accepted standard practice in the dental community and causes injury or death to the patient. For about 10 years, the attorneys at Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A. have been called upon to represent dental professionals in claims against them for malpractice, breach of contract, fraud, etc. As a result, we again possess unique knowledge in the field and have become very skilled in defending these physicians.
Defending Attorneys on Legal Malpractice Claims
An attorney’s breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty or any other negligence is known as legal malpractice. If negligent actions result in harm to a client, the client has the right to file a lawsuit to recover damages. However, the person filing the lawsuit must demonstrate that the attorney failed to use a reasonable standard of care. An unfavorable result does not necessarily indicate malpractice. You must also be able to show what might have happened if the attorney had not been negligent. At Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A., we steadfastly defend law firms and their attorneys from professional malpractice actions.
Rare Experience In Veterinary Malpractice Representation
Veterinarians who are sued for professional negligence in their care and treatment of animals are defended under their professional liability policies. This is a specialty field that few law firms have the opportunity to become involved in, particularly when it comes to civil actions. This ranges from alleged negligent care of household pets to multi-million dollar equine claims involving prize show and race horses. For years, our firm has been privileged to represent veterinarians in such professional liability matters.
Contact Our Malpractice Defense Team Today
When a hard-earned career is on the line, it is crucial to have counsel that you can trust to defend you tenaciously. We are the experienced team to help you. Call our West Palm Beach office at 561-655-8111 or send us an email to request an initial consultation.