Attorney malpractice, or professional malpractice is said to occur with the same frequency as medical malpractice. With more than 90,000 attorneys in New York State, and with more than 25,000 cases brought each year in New York County alone, the incidence of human mistake, deviations from good and accepted practice, and bad outcomes in litigation due to mistake [not lack of merit] is astronomical.
Attorneys are held to high standards in their representation, their communication, their writing and calendar control of their offices. Mistakes happen to people all the time; not all are corrected.
We will be dealing with these issues in the coming weeks and months.