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Practice Areas

Professional Negligence

(Contact William T. Counos, II. Esq. at Tel: 802-524-9546 ext.15)

If you’ve been injured or experienced property or financial loss caused by a professional who has been careless and neglected that standard of care, then you may have a claim for malpractice and you may be entitled to compensation.

In Vermont, when you’ve placed your trust in a professional such as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, accountant, dentist, real estate broker or insurer, the law requires that the professional provide services to a reasonable standard of care. Malpractice can take many forms – from a missed deadline to flat out misrepresentation. We encourage you to contact us to discuss whether you can seek restitution for your loss.

For example, attorney malpractice may include:

      Missed statute of limitations filing with resulting loss to a client
      Failure to meet deadlines during the course of litigation
      Failure to raise critical issues in consultation or litigation

Accounting malpractice may include:

      Failure to timely file a client’s tax returns
      Overstating revenues or undersantating expenses
      Failure to report existing liabilities with the cooperation of other corporations