If you ever find yourself being named as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging that you were professionally negligent in conducting your inspection of the plaintiff’s prospective home, I have really good news for you. You are going to win. The overwhelming majority of lawsuits alleging professional negligence that are actually tried to verdict result in the exoneration of the professional defendant.
Why do you suppose that is? It is because professionals are, by and large, pretty competent at what they do. They know what they are doing, how to do it, follow an established protocol and do it every day.
Well, if that’s the case – and it is – you have to ask yourself this question: Why are there so many unfruitful professional negligence lawsuits and what can be done to stop them?
Most lawsuits alleging professional negligence stem from what attorneys term a “bad result” or a “bad outcome.” A patient acquires an infection during surgery. Never mind that the surgeon took every conceivable precaution to prevent that from happening, In the patient’s mind, he is responsible.