All forms of malpractice exist in various fields of specialization. This can include medical malpractice or legal malpractice. Attorneys-at-law who specialize in this area of the law—handling cases involving malpractice or errors that lead to losses or injuries—are referred to as malpractice lawyers.
Malpractice lawyers tend to sub specialize in their area of expertise. One such area involves medical malpractice. A malpractice lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice is experienced with handling cases that involve clinical negligence or medical negligence. For example, an individual may wish to file a lawsuit against a medical professional that may have given him or her the wrong diagnosis. The malpractice lawyer may represent the individual filing a claim or the medical professional who is being charged with medical malpractice.
Another kind of sub specialty is legal malpractice, which is when an attorney acts in an unethical manner or does not fulfill his or her duties towards his or her clients. For example, an attorney who does not file the appropriate documents can be sued for medical malpractice by his or her client. A malpractice lawyer can represent either the client or the lawyer. It is very rare for the lawyer to represent himself or herself in court; however, it is possible for a lawyer to do so but it is not advisable.
It is usually the goal of malpractice lawyers to represent individuals who have been the victims of malpractice. When this is so, it is often the objective of such lawyers to win a settlement or damages for the client he or she represents.