Professional Liability Lawyers St. Louis

In the increasingly litigious environment that exists today, professionals are often subject to claims of misconduct or malpractice. Our St. Louis professional liability defense attorneys at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC have extensive experience representing clients in professional liability matters. We provide professional liability defense for a variety of professionals in a range of industries. We are well-versed in the circumstances, facts, and complications surrounding professional liability claims.

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Liability

In the increasingly litigious environment that exists today, professionals are often subject to claims of misconduct or malpractice. Our St. Louis professional liability defense attorneys at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC have extensive experience representing clients in professional liability matters. We provide professional liability defense for a variety of professionals in a range of industries. We are well-versed in the circumstances, facts, and complications surrounding professional liability claims.

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Professional Liability

How Are Professional Liability Claims Defined?

Professional liability claims are demands for compensation brought by clients or patients who have allegedly suffered as a result of the negligent actions of a professional. General principles of negligence apply to these claims.

Types of Professional Liability Cases We Handle

Our St. Louis trial lawyers have extensive experience defending professionals in a range of liability matters. The cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Insurance malpractice
  • Healthcare liability
  • Accountant liability
  • Architect liability
  • Engineer liability
  • Insurance broker liability
  • Legal malpractice

Who We Represent

A negligence claim can be brought against any type of professional who has allegedly harmed a plaintiff. However, most professional liability claims involve significant financial loss or physical harm. We provide exceptional professional liability defense against claims of negligence, errors, and omissions for a range of professionals, including:

  • Medical providers
  • Surgeons
  • Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Architects
  • Securities brokers
  • CPAs
  • Financial advisors
  • Real estate agents
  • Tax professionals

Reasonable Standard of Care

Everyone makes mistakes, including professionals, and they are not expected to be perfect under the law. Not every minor lapse in judgment or skill gives rise to liability. However, when avoidable mistakes are made in critically important matters, professionals may be held responsible for the resulting damages.

The test of whether negligence occurred depends upon if the professional’s conduct fell below the reasonable standard of care for service providers in that same field. Reasonable care is a flexible standard in which the circumstances surrounding the case play an important role. We perform a thorough investigation to find out all of the details of your case.

Role of Experts in Professional Liability Cases

Professional liability claims often involve complex subject matters, which makes proving fault more difficult. Plaintiffs hire expert witnesses who are knowledgeable in the field of the defendant. These experts are skilled in using graphs, models, and other visual aids to explain particular concepts to the judge and jury. Our St. Louis professional liability lawyers work with trusted experts in various fields to assess the opinions of plaintiffs’ experts and to provide rebuttal testimony.

Experienced Professional Liability Attorneys in St. Louis

Our professional liability defense attorneys at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC recognize the importance of your professional reputation. We prepare every case as though it were going to trial. With decades of experience that comes from trying cases in court, we know that preparedness can make the difference between failure and success. We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and interests, and we will aggressively defend your professional reputation and your license in any professional liability matter. Contact us today!

Why Choose Us?

Quality

The quality of our work comes from years of experience, knowing what works and out-working our opponents to get the job done.

Professionalism

The lawyers of GOT place respect for the courts, the Bar and the legal profession as their highest obligation.

Experience

Together, the founders of GOT have tried nearly 250 jury trials to verdict. With that level of experience comes an entirely different perspective on civil litigation which few other firms can match.

Honors

Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings, as AV rated, their highest ranking for strong legal ability and high ethical standards, along with Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as top performers in their fields.

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