Professional Liability

Our Practice

Areas of Practice

The firm has a well-earned reputation for success in the courtroom. In the last ten years, 90% of the malpractice cases tried to verdict have resulted in a defense verdict for Young Clement Rivers, LLP’s clients.

The Professional Liability Practice Group at YCRLAW defends professionals accused in many areas including:

  • Negligence
  • Malpractice
  • Miscellaneous errors and omissions exposures
  • Board Actions

The firm represents a wide variety of professionals, including:

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Lawyers
  • Stock brokers
  • Accountants
  • Real estate agents and Brokers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Home inspectors
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Marine contractors
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities

The group also represents professionals in credentialing and disciplinary proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies. Typical claims include:

  • Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Fraud
  • Churning
  • Negligent design and construction
  • Pharmaceutical malpractice
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty


Beyond the Courtroom

The firm’s attorneys also understand that, from a professional standpoint, avoiding litigation in the first place is an important goal. The group provides advice and counsel on claims handling, pre-suit risk management, and liability exposure, individually and through seminars and programs for hospitals, nursing homes and other large institutional clients.

When the litigation process does occur, our firm uses a state of the art computer system that enables our attorneys to study national trends in professional liability defense and in the industries served and cultivate a network of the most knowledgeable experts from across the country.

Articles and Case Studies

Multi-Week Dockets: A Pilot Project by D. Jay Davis, Jr. and Christine K. Toporek

Stopping the Lawsuit Before It Starts which has been published in the February 2012 issue of the Bulletin by the South Carolina Dental Association.

Medical Malpractice Case Law Update, Spring 2010

Medical Malpractice Case Law Update, Fall 2009