Today in Illinois, and throughout the country, a person must obtain a license or certification from the state before he or she can provide professional services as a doctor, lawyer, accountant, architect, engineer or other specialist. Professionals must pass detailed tests in their area of expertise to obtain the license. They must continue to comply with professional standards of practice and behavior toward their clients or patients. If they do not, the state can revoke or suspend their licenses. Professionals can also be sued for professional negligence by victims of their malpractice.
While most people think of medical professionals when they hear the term malpractice, the truth is that lawyers who bungle their clients' cases, accountants who destroy their clients' finances, and architects or engineers who prepare faulty designs all can be held accountable in a court of law.
In addition to multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements obtained for our clients victimized by medical malpractice, the Chicago professional malpractice attorneys of Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C., have also obtained large awards for our clients in attorney, architect and accounting malpractice cases. Cases we have handled successfully for our clients include:
- An architect who designed a walk-up night deposit box on the same side of the bank as drive-up facilities in violation of standard bank design practices, resulting in our client's leg being crushed by a car when he walked up to make a deposit
- A lawyer who demanded additional monies from his clients before he would perform the work he had already agreed to perform under the attorney-client contract
- An accountant who failed to advise his client that the client's business was required to pay certain sales taxes, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties owed to the IRS
Professional negligence cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we provide results. We will take a small percentage of the total recovery. You will find that our percentage is typically lower than that taken by many Illinois professional negligence firms.Free Consultation: Professional Malpractice Attorneys In Chicago
Whether your case involves a medical malpractice or any other type of professional negligence, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Call us at 312-466-8200 or send us an email.