Getting the new year off to a good start might go a long way toward having a successful and prosperous 2018, so let’s review 2017 malpractice claims that came into WILMIC so you can determine ways in which you might want to improve your practice in 2018.
How to resolve a potential error might not be obvious, but one thing is always 100 percent clear: covering up the mistake is wrong.
Looking back to what went wrong for some Wisconsin lawyers in 2016 might help you avoid making those same errors or similar ones in 2017.
Lawyers might unintentionally expose themselves to malpractice liability through insufficient caution or lack of care with case-management details in many situations, including when settling claims, helping clients with business deals, or failing to comply with statutes of limitation.
The economy – although slowly recovering – is still affecting malpractice claims. Not only does the frequency of malpractice claims go up as the economy goes down but different practice areas are more vulnerable to claims than others.
In this malpractice-claims review, learn what common mistakes are being made – and how to avoid them.