Can Malpractice Claims Ruin Your Career?


Malpractice claims are every professional’s worst enemy… and rightly so. While malpractice claims don’t always ruin a career, they certainly have the possibility to do so. The more severe the claim is, the more damage they can cause.

As a Canadian professional, properly insuring you should be one of your priorities. We simply can’t stress this enough. When faced with a lawsuit, a proper insurance policy can be your best friend.

Malpractice claims are rampant in today’s world. But what does malpractice even mean? Let’s look at a quick definition of the word:

improper, illegal, or negligent professional behaviour.

Actual malpractice can be disastrous in many ways. Not only to the professional but to the client or patient as well. As a professional it is your responsibility to make sure to NEVER cross this line. Regardless of whether you are a lawyer, a doctor or even a teacher, you will find that not doing malpractice is the best way for you to avoid unpleasant situations.

But of course, it’s not enough.

By now we know that we are all humans and because of that, we make mistakes. Should a simple mistake be enough to, at worst, ruin a career and at best, land you in trouble? It depends. But here’s another question — should a FALSE malpractice claim be able to, at worst, ruin your career and at best, ruin your reputation?

Of course not.

Regardless of whether you are at fault or not, or whether you have never done malpractice and intend to never do it, gambling with luck is simply not worth it. You have the potential to lose too much.

For your protection, request your free professional liability insurance quote. Who knows — you might thank us a few years down the road.


Professional Liability Insurance/PLI

(Errors and Omissions Insurance)

  • Flawed professional advice and services that may have resulted in financial loss to the customer or client.
  • Protects professional individuals or companies from responsibility of the full cost of defending against a negligence claim and damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit.
    • Professional liability insurance covers the costs of judgments, settlements and legal defense.
    • Damages paid under a professional liability policy are typically financial rather than physical.