Except for product liability cases, malpractice lawsuits are the most litigated legal actions in civil matters. Lawyers and others in law-related professions have a greater exposure to malpractice than their counterparts in other fields because they are held to higher standards of conduct and are subject to myriad Codes of Ethics.
Author Freedman discusses the exposure these professions face by using facts and rulings in various representative cases. His style is conversational and the book is easy to read and understand. ...[T]his work is recommended to legal professionals, such as professors or government personnel, who desire an overview of the malpractice issue or to legal students who want a discussion of the issues they may be facing in their new careers. Legal Information ALERTA concise, well-documented review and discussion of the exposure that lawyers and others in law-related professions have to malpractice suits against them in this "malpractice crazed" U.S. society. Warren Freedman makes clear that except for product liability suits, malpractice suits are the most litigated legal actions in civil matters, and points out that professionals in these fields are held to higher standards of conduct and ethics than their counterparts in many other fields. He discusses the facts and rulings in various, representative cases and, in so doing, provides lawyers and professionals in related fields with awareness of what they can and cannot do, and what the consequences can be if they behave unethically. A valuable resource for professionals, graduate students, professors of law, government officials, and civil liberties experts.A succinct, concise, well documented review of malpractice liability for lawyers and others in closely-related professions.
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