Media Legal Malpractice Attorney on Recovering Punitive Damages in a Legal Malpractice Case
Clients who contact me as a Media Legal Malpractice Attorney about a legal malpractice claim, usually think their former attorney was the worst attorney on the face of the planet and want to know if they can recover punitive damages. Generally, the answer is, “Yes, punitive damages are recoverable in malpractice actions.” However, the caveat to that statement is that they are almost never awarded. For instance, my father, Kevin Gibson, practiced in this area almost exclusively for about 30 years. Throughout his career, punitive damages were awarded only once and I’ll share the basic facts of that case. An immigration lawyer screwed up an application and, as a result, a woman’s husband – and the father of her children – was permanently deported from the United States. That case is an example on the gravity of the harm that would merit a punitive damage award.
Are you concerned about recovering punitive damages in your legal malpractice case? Contact dedicated Media Legal Malpractice Attorney Patrick Gibson for help.
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