Holding professionals to high standards
Lewis Babcock LLP is committed to improving the ethics of—and the quality of services provided by—South Carolina professionals, such as doctors, accountants, architects, engineers, Realtors, and other professional service providers (even other lawyers). The firm handles cases involving behavior outside the bounds of what is considered acceptable by the governing body of each individual profession. Professional negligence and ethics disputes have been an important part of our practice for more than 30 years.
Our attorneys defend clients against allegations of wrongdoing and also prosecute claims on behalf of plaintiffs injured by a professional’s conduct that falls below the generally accepted standard of professional performance. We are dedicated pursuing justice against those who fail to live up to their professional duties or violate their ethical standards.
Common types of misconduct
Professionals are bound by the ethical codes of their professions. While there are many types of misconduct that may give rise to a claim, most claims against professionals arise from the way they perform or fail to perform the services they offer. Two of the most common types of cases we handle are:
- Negligence: This is the failure to perform competent professional service, resulting in damage to the client or customer. You have to show that the professional performed far below the standards for his or her field, or made errors that no reasonable member of the profession would make.
- Breach of contract: Contracts are often used to define performance expectations and the obligations of each party. A breach of contract occurs when a party to the agreement fails to uphold the agreement.
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Lewis Babcock LLP is dedicated to helping you seek justice when you have suffered a loss due to professional misconduct.
Contact our office for effective and efficient legal representation
Lewis Babcock LLP exists to help right the wrong when professional malpractice leaves you with losses, a business or land dispute threatens your financial interests, or the negligence or wrongdoing of a corporation, government entity or individual causes you harm. For more information about how the laws apply to your situation and to find out how the firm can help you, contact Lewis, Babcock LLP online or call our offices at 803-771-8000 to arrange an appointment today.