Certain professions hold certain risks — both for the professional in question and for their clients. Medical, chiropractic, and dental patients face uncertainty each time they undergo a treatment, surgery, or even routine teeth cleaning. In the same sense, real estate clients are exposed to being disappointed by the properties they visit, buy, or lease.
It’s easy for us to think about the hazards involved for those on the client side of such situations, but what about the professionals trying to help them?
Risks to Professional License Holders
When you enter into a line of work that requires you to obtain a professional license, you are essentially putting your entire livelihood on the line each time you do your job. You see, when your client or patient gets hurt, feels threatened, or is otherwise unhappy with your service, they have a right to pursue legal action against you.When a client’s dissatisfaction reaches a certain level, a typical complaint can quickly turn into a legal accusation. Depending on the circumstances of your particular situation, the accusation may be classified as professional malpractice or professional negligence. In either case, you must defend yourself in order to avoid the potential consequences of being found guilty:
- License Revocation
- License Suspension
- License Denial