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Professional Malpractice

Legal malpractice

An attorney undergoes a rigorous application process, background checks and examination to obtain a license to practice law in Connecticut. Upon his or her admission to the bar, an attorney swears to support the Constitution, abide by the rules of professional conduct and take actions that are consistent with truth and justice. My name is John T. Scully, and for more than 30 years, I have upheld an unwavering commitment to the principled, dutiful practice of the legal profession. I expect the same firm dedication to ethical, competent legal practice from my peers. To uphold these high standards, I represent clients in all matters related to the licensure and practice of law.

Clients’ rights to effective, ethical representation
Your attorney has certain specific obligations to you. You should expect an attorney whom you retain to:

  • Uphold the Constitution
  • Practice in accordance with the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Approach the court and judicial system with respect and honesty
  • Act in your best interest
  • Provide details about expenses and fees
  • Retain fiduciary and accounting obligations
  • Maintain confidential communications
  • Abide by contractual agreements

Pursing aggrieved clients’ legal remedies
You have options if your legal counsel’s representation is fraudulent or negligent. I can review your case and help you pursue the best means of obtaining relief, which could include:

  • Suing the attorney
  • Filing a grievance with the State Grievance Committee
  • Negotiating with your attorney to rectify the problem
  • Mediating with your attorney to reach an equitable agreement
  • Assisting you in obtaining competent representation to complete your legal matters

Medical malpractice

A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care, and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical or dental professions. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and lost income.

Experienced medical and dental malpractice attorney
I have successfully represented clients in Connecticut medical malpractice cases for more than 30 years. During my career, I have had experience both in defending medical malpractice claims brought against doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, and in bringing claims on behalf of clients who have been harmed by medical malpractice.

To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligent and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. From my past experience defending and bringing medical malpractice claims, I am always prepared to consult with competent licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.

Contact a skilled and knowledgeable professional malpractice lawyer

If you are the victim of either a medical or legal malpractice, call my office at 860-523-8818 or contact me online to schedule an appointment today.


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