Professional Liability Litigation
People trust those individuals that hold themselves out as experts in their field and expect them to act according to the ethical rules of their professions. This trust is often unrequited. Whether a physician has committed a lapse of professional judgment, or a lawyer has caused substantial harm to your company’s value by acting in a wrongful manner, Smith & Fawer attorneys understand the nature of your problem and have the solutions for it.
The firm has represented individuals and companies in the following types of professional liability litigation:
- Pursuing third-party tort actions against attorneys on behalf of companies wronged by their conduct;
- Representing a mentally-challenged girl and her parents for failure by a hospital to diagnose the girl’s condition when brought to the emergency room, causing the girl to contract pneumonia and require substantial care for the remainder of her life;
- Prosecution of accountant liability cases for failure to review and report properly on material transactions;
- Representing investor against accountant for hedge-fund for failure to independently review financial information.