Why is it that medical malpractice is seen (at least by some in our civic discourse) as a terrible scourge afflicting our society, driving up medical costs and clogging our court system with meritless lawsuits, some say? But other kinds of professional malpractice seem almost invisible?
Isn’t it ironic that medical malpractice claims, normally brought, of course, by lawyers, are singled out as particularly pernicious but legal malpractice claims are relatively few and far between? After all, wouldn’t patently non-meritorious medical malpractice claims frequently be conjoined with embryonic legal malpractice claims?
There are clearly many reasons for the far greater number of medical malpractice lawsuits vs. legal malpractice lawsuits. This could be the subject of a book, rather than a blog post.
But the frequency of legal malpractice claims is changing these days, and increasing. There have been quite a few Minnesota cases in the past few years covered here.
And, in fact, LEVENTHAL pllc has received quite a few calls more recently to consult about still more potential legal malpractice claims. And a number of these have resulted in currently pending lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs whose legal situations went seriously awry with costly consequences.