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Home Practice Areas: Professional Negligence and Malpractice

There are certain professions that carry a high degree of trust and responsibility given the nature of their work.  These professionals sometimes fail to live up to the proper standards of care and diligence required.  When these professionals fail their clients, the situation may be one referred to as “professional negligence” or “malpractice.”  As opposed to ordinary negligence, Georgia has additional procedural and statutory requirements for bringing a lawsuit based on misconduct.

While there are lawyers who handle these claims in the context of medical malpractice and negligent medical treatment, O’Dell & O’Neal focuses on assisting people harmed by the other professionals covered by the definition of professional malpractice.  These professions are:

  • Architects
  • Attorneys at law
  • Certified public accountants
  • Chiropractors
  • Clinical social workers
  • Dentists
  • Dietitians
  • Land surveyors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Professional counselors
  • Professional engineers
  • Psychologists
  • Veterinarians

In a professional malpractice action, O’Dell & O’Neal seeks to aggressively protect and remedy the harm caused to the client by the malpractice and also hold the professional accountable for causing the harm.  These cases involve the reputation and well-being of the professional and must be prepared and presented with the highest degree of confidence and care in order to be successful.