Possibly one of the worst betrayals is when a professional individual paid to look after a client’s  interests, neglects their duty in a way that leaves the client physically, financially, emotionally  or legally compromised – or suffering a combination of all these.

Professional negligence is a breach of the duty of care between a professional and a client where a client naturally expects proper levels of service backed by the standards associated with that profession.

If an attorney misses a court date or fails to give proper advice on a settlement offer, or uses a flawed legal strategy which leads to critical errors in the handling of a case he/she  may be seen to be engaging in malpractice and may be sued.

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