Did you know that malpractice applies to professional services such as attorneys, accountants, and engineers? When people hear the term “malpractice” we tend to only think of doctors, nurses, or hospital staff. But this is far from the truth. Professional services are held to a higher standard. When we seek these services we understand that we are paying for their expertise in exchange for helping our situation in an area we are unfamiliar with. In return, we expect these professionals to hold our needs as high as their own. This is not always the case.
For example, former NBA star Kevin Garnett is suing his accountant for stealing $77 million dollars. A federal malpractice lawsuit alleges accountants Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPA’s enabled Garnett’s business accountant, Charles Banks IV of Atlanta, to defraud business both Garnett and Banks shared interests. The lawsuit suggests that Wertheim knew that Banks was “helping himself” to Garnett’s money. Even though Banks isn’t being sued specifically, Banks was sentenced before for defrauding another former NBA star. This means that this kind of practice has been going on for a while. Once one web gets untangled it is guaranteed that there are other webs. Thankfully Garnett is starting to untangle his web and hopefully, the others will have to deal with the consequences.
You may not have an accountant stealing millions, but do you know where your money is going? At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand that you are an expert in your field. We get that just because you don’t know taxes or the law does not mean that you are any less intelligent. You deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, which is why we are ready to be your heavy hitter for you in the legal ring.
You Can Never Be Too Cautious With Where Your Money Goes
Transparency is so necessary in today’s world. Not every professional service has your best interest at heart. Some attorneys fail to properly file lawsuits, give incorrect legal counsel, miss deadlines, or let the statute of limitations run out. These are serious issues that can influence your personal life in a very negative way.
Filing suit against engineers or architects may deal with the wrong use of building materials, improper construction standards, or defective designs. When you are exchanging a lot of money for a product, you expect these professionals to do all they can to ensure safety and create a functional design for your space.
You Have the Power
There are so many reasons why people don’t follow suit when they have been wronged. Some blame themselves. They think it is punishment for not following their instincts or for not having the intelligence to realize that they were being duped. Here at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, a medical malpractice lawyer in California has a very different approach. We believe that no matter who you are if you were treated in any negligent way, you deserve to be compensated. In order to be sensitive to your financial situation, we provide a free consultation to get a better understanding of your situation and create the best plan of action for you. We believe in professional and aggressive action. We don’t want to waste your money because we know someone has already done that! We are on your side. Call us at 818-783-5757 or click here for more information. Se Habla Español.