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Multiple attorneys disciplined, some temporarily disbarred

When a person in Florida hires an attorney but then fails to receive the proper counsel and professional assistance they are due, it is reasonable to expect that there is some opportunity for recourse or justice in the matter. This recourse or justice may take many forms and for some clients today, it may well come in the form of some professional disciplinary actions levied against a multitude of attorneys.

What are most common legal malpractice allegations?

If you have ever found yourself in need of legal counsel in Florida, you might logically have wondered how to choose an attorney. If you do not happen to get a referral from someone you trust, you can feel a bit unsure about the quality of representation you may be apt to receive. Certainly, you should look for a lawyer who has experience in the specific area of law in which you need help. For example, if you want to create a trust, you will to find an attorney who works in estate planning. Once you have done this, you should be able to trust your lawyer can do the job you need them to do, but sometimes that does not happen.

Different malpractice policy coverages

When you find yourself in need of legal counsel in Florida, you might automatically assume that the lawyer you talk to carries the appropriate type and level of malpractice insurance. While it would be nice to believe this is true, it is in your best interest to do some checking as there can be situations where policy coverage may not be clear. 

When legal malpractice impacts your career

Those who have dealt with legal malpractice may face a number of difficulties, whether their personal relationships suffer as a result of what they have been through or they face serious financial repercussions. However, this issue could have a significant impact on your career, and if you are already dealing with career challenges as a result of legal malpractice it is crucial to take a look at additional legal options that may be available. Unfortunately, legal malpractice has caused some workers to lose their jobs, and it can also lead to long-term issues that arise years down the road.

Depression due to legal malpractice

We have written about many of the different consequences associated with legal malpractice, from those which are financial in nature to some of the stressors that people encounter in court as a result of wrongdoing. Unfortunately, those who have been subjected to legal malpractice may face other challenges as well, such as those which are emotional in nature. Aside from high levels of stress and feeling angry, some people become depressed due to legal malpractice. Moreover, depression can have a ripple effect throughout one's life, adversely affecting personal relationships and job performance, which can make them feel hopeless.

When an attorney should not represent you

Once you have hired an attorney, you should feel confident that your legal counsel is loyal to you and will represent your interests to the best extent possible. However, some Florida attorneys may represent your interests best by not representing you at all. For various reasons, an attorney may have an interest that could conflict with yours by taking you on as a client. By choosing to represent you, they can do great damage to your case.

Statute of limitations for wrongful death in Florida

If you’ve had the misfortune of losing someone in your family, you are all too familiar with the challenges of dealing with the aftermath. In addition to the emotional and psychological burden of dealing with a loved one’s departure, there are many issues that have to be dealt with. These tasks include, preparing for a funeral, executing a will and dealing with bank accounts, etc.

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