Professional Negligence

Individuals who are professional are held to a higher standard than the public at large. They are held to a community standard imposed on similar professionals. If a professional fails to act in accordance with the appropriate community standard, they may be guilty of negligence. If that negligence causes injury, they may be responsible for damages. The damages can be to a person and to property. Professionals include medical doctors and other health care providers, including chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, etc; attorneys; accountants; agents, such as real estate or insurance; or anyone else who holds themselves out as a professional in a field based on licensure.