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Knowing the ins and outs of medical negligence

Hospitals are, ideally, places of treatment, comfort and even hope. Floridians can rest assured knowing they have many reputable hospitals available across the state; today's advanced technologies in the medical field only add to that comfort. Yet some patients, despite these medical advantages, fall through the cracks. When a hospital does not fulfill its promises of caring and treating patients properly, a myriad of issues can occur. While a patient's wellbeing should be a top priority, there are instances in which that priority must be fought for. 

When a therapist crosses the line

Millions of Americans benefit from therapy, as it can help turn lives around for endless patients in need. It is an outlet through which many place life's troubles, and ultimately helps unearth answers to those hard times. Yet as with numerous industries, professional therapists do not always carry out honest practices -- in these cases, patients may choose to take legal action. What choices, exactly, do Floridians going through this unfortunate situation have? 

Legal malpractice statute of limitations

If you are like most people in Florida, one of the last things you might think about when working with an attorney is the possibility that the lawyer fails to provide you with the level of service and counsel you deserve. While this might be uncommon, problems like this can and do happen and they can leave clients wondering what they can do to move forward. In some situations, pursuing recourse for any harm or losses experienced may be appropriate. However, it is important to understand when this may be able to be done.

Legal malpractice after a traffic accident

Legal malpractice occurs in all areas of law, from probate to cases involving real estate. However, it can be particularly devastating for people in certain circumstances, such as car accident victims who are trying to piece their lives together following a crash. if your life was recently turned on end by a reckless driver, you deserve to have your rights protected and the negligent driver should be held fully accountable. Unfortunately, victims do not always receive the justice they deserve and our Florida law firm recognizes the unique challenges that car crash victims in this position may have to endure.

The importance of addressing legal malpractice properly

There are a wide variety of examples of legal malpractice, from mistakes that take place during a trial to the breach of fiduciary duties and insufficient documentation. Our law office knows that people in Jacksonville and all across the state of Florida have encountered many of these challenges and the various problems they can create, which is why handling legal malpractice correctly is so vital. Legal malpractice occurs in various practice areas, from real estate law to litigation involving a motor vehicle collision. If you suspect that legal malpractice has taken place and are worried that your rights were violated, it is essential to defend yourself and go over your options.

Two firms involved in legal malpractice claim

Florida companies or individuals that hire law firms to represent them should always be able to trust that their attorneys will operate with their clients' best interests at heart. That, unfortuntately does not happen in some situations leaving people or businesses facing some serious challenges.

Dishonesty in dental practice

Self-care is a basic necessity for most; nutritional diet, yearly checkups and day-to-day healthy practices are part of a typical routine. Dental checkups are part of that routine for a large majority of Floridians, as dental health often sets the stage for a flourishing lifestyle. Therefore, dentists are professionals to trust -- or, at least, many would think. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Whether it is by intent or mistake, discovering that a healthcare professional made a misstep can be an incredibly unsettling experience deserving of a solution.

Placing your pet in professional hands

For the average Florida animal lover, a furry friend is not just that; they are members of the family. Just like children, these animals need regular, professional check-ups and preventative care. Floridian pet owners are well aware of this necessity, but nonetheless, medical issues among animals are often difficult to detect. This stoicism among pets is the very reason veterinarians are a crucial part of today's society -- they can potentially detect issues before pet owners themselves can. But what happens when a vet becomes someone who is untrustworthy? 

What types of things lead to legal malpractice?

If you have ever retained an attorney in Florida, you should hopefully have received the level of professionalism and service that you deserve. Attorneys are bound to uphold strong standards and to work on behalf of their clients' best interests. But, there are some times when problems may arise that leave the client not having received the proper level of service. What types of things may be involved in these situations?

What are the exceptions to attorney-client privilege?

The protections afforded to you through attorney-client privilege have been previously detailed on this blog. The intent of this privilege is to ensure that any information you share is used only to advance your own interests, rather than benefitting a Jacksonville attorney in some way. There are, however, certain exceptions to this concept, some of which are inherent and others that are defined by the state. 

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