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Professional Negligence

Rotsides & Co provides legal advice to businesses or individuals who believe that they suffered damage as a result of hiring a professional that provided substandard services. Defendants in such kind of lawsuits normally present themselves as capable professionals in their sector, undertake the execution of work but fail to provide the work or service at a satisfactory level.

Professional negligence may occur at any time a professional causes damage to his / her client due to provision of substandard service. We routinely handle such cases.

Examples of cases which lead to an actionable right for professional negligence are as follows:

• A new homeowner wishes to sue his architect due to design problems of the house he builded.

• An investor wishes to sue his stockbroker for persuading him to invest in a wrong portfolio.

• A client believes that his lawyer has been negligent in his representation or advice.

• A patient gets ill because his doctor failed to provide prompt or correct diagnosis.

• A company wishes to file an action against the information technology company that installed its faulty software system.


Following are some of the professions which the professionals can have duty of care towards their clients:

• Insurance representatives

• Doctors

• Nurses

• Lawyers

• All kinds of contructors (with the wide sense of the word).

• Accountants

• Mechanics

• Psychiatrists

• Physiotherapists

• Dentists

• Chiropractors

• Electricians

• Real estate agents


If you are considering filing an action for professional negligence it is important to know that the not achieving a specific result does not necessarily mean negligence on the part of the professional you hired. The law on professional negligence is complex and ever evolving. Carefull gathering of evidence is required at the early stages of filing a law suit and more often than note expert evidence must be presented in Court from other proffessionals of the field testifying as expert witnesses.

Our experience in this field enables us to assess your case quickly and accurately and advise as to the merits of your case. We can then and pursue your case in Court in order to safeguard your rights and obtain the appropriate compensation for you or your company.

Not sure where to start? Call us. We are here to help.

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