Professional malpractice in Cyprus or otherwise known as professional negligence, refers to the negligent or wrongful acts of professionals such as Doctors, Lawyers, educationalists and various other professionals. A claim to a professional malpractice litigation lawyer in Cyprus would occur when his/her client believes that he/she is a victim of professional malpractice or negligence and the professional malpractice litigation lawyer would file a claim in Cyprus courts that the professional acting for and on behalf of his/her client failed to act in a manner that other professionals of that very same profession would have acted under the same circumstances or at least under similar circumstances.
Examples of such professional malpractice in Cyprus where professional individuals or business’ wrongful doings and acts caused damage or in some cases injury are: professional misconduct, carelessness, errors in judgment, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and mismanagement (this list is non exhaustive).
When a claim for malpractice occurs in Cyprus, the professional malpractice litigation lawyer will file against the professional in question and if the case is not simple or clear cut, the professional malpractice litigation lawyer and claimant have the responsibility to prove that negligence and wrongful acts have occurred. This proof at times is given through expert opinions and testimonials that are provided by other professionals of the same profession who examine whether the services that had been provided by the professional in question were of industry standard. A professional malpractice litigation lawyer in Cyprus will also monitor the claim to relieve stress for the client and review all agreements, contracts, documentation, data, charts e.t.c. connected to the alleged negligent professional act.
Cases of such a nature are extremely complex and involve long winded litigation which can be very costly to the client. A professional malpractice litigation lawyer in Cyprus not only defends the victims of Professional malpractice but also defends those professionals who have been accused or faced with claims of malpractice. A professional malpractice litigation lawyer will represent his/her client in many different types of disciplinary hearings and proceedings and courts but can also use alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation as a form of reaching settlement to the conflict without having to go to court.
Should negligence be proven by the professional malpractice litigation lawyer in Cyprus courts, compensation and damages can be ordered in favor of the claimant.