Professional Liability Defense
The American Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee has found a correlation between financial downturns and professional liability lawsuits. In general, when the economy slows, professional liability lawsuits spike. At this time, lawyers, architects, dentists, doctors, and others can become targets for litigation. The costs of a malpractice lawsuit go beyond the legal fees and potential payout. Defendants also must work to protect their reputation as well as their license to practice.
Because professional liability cases often involve complex, nuanced fact patterns, they require a high level of experience in the attorney handling the case. At Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C., we have extensive experience defending against various types of professional liability claims.
Legal Malpractice Defense
As with all types of malpractice claims, there is an uptick in legal malpractice claims when the economy slows down. This is often because inexperienced lawyers hang a shingle, or more experienced lawyers start practicing outside their areas of competency just to make ends meet. Attorneys at Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. handle legal malpractice defense in all forums, including federal court, state court, and arbitration. We also handle cases before professional licensing and disciplinary boards. Attorney ethics laws are nuanced and always evolving. We strive to stay ahead of the curve by keeping up to date on the nuances of current case law developments that might have implications for our clients.
Financial Malpractice Defense
At Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C., we have the experience and depth of knowledge to be able to take on financial malpractice cases and put on the best possible defense. Our team of lawyers include individuals with strong financial and economic backgrounds. We stay up to date on the most recent developments in financial regulation, the tax code, and the rules governing the practice of accounting. When necessary, we have an excellent network of experts that we consult for cases that require a certain touch or expertise to gain the advantage in court. In the current financial climate, financial advisers and accountants are expanding the range of services they provide. We provide consultation and advice to those with questions about compliance to prevent defending against litigation in the future.
Defending Against Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuits are probably the most common type of professional malpractice cases we see. We have extensive experience gathering evidence and using it to our clients’ advantage. Some common defense strategies we employ include:
- Lack of causation. In some cases, a patient with a pre-existing condition will claim that their injury was a result of malpractice. We consult with medical professionals to untangle the true cause of a patient’s injuries.
- Neutralizing expert testimony. Experts must be both qualified and reliable. Plaintiffs expend large sums of money to find the most qualified experts and put them on the witness stand. We have a reputation for being able to neutralize plaintiffs’ experts’ testimony, while putting on a strong affirmative defense for our clients. If we are able to convince the judge that the plaintiff’s expert is unreliable, the judge will likely bar his or her testimony altogether.
- Shrinking or dissolving damages awards. Doctors are only liable to the extent that a patient was harmed by their mistake. Often, even where there was a clear error, the extent of financial costs associated with the injury may be called into question. We fight tirelessly to achieve fair and just results for our clients.
Defending Against Dental Malpractice Lawsuits
Dental professionals are facing more litigation every day. There is intense pressure to perform at a high level on a day-to-day basis. Mistakes are bound to happen, and you need to ensure that your reputation remains intact.
Philadelphia Professional Liability Defense Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. Defend Professionals Against Malpractice Claims
If you are being sued for professional malpractice, we can help you begin building a solid defense today. Call the experienced Philadelphia professional malpractice defense lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online. Our office is conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, allowing us to serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.