Indiana Suspends Lawyer for 180 Days For Failing to Prosecute Client’s Malpractice claim

IN THE MATTER OF FAIRCHILD, Ind: Supreme Court 2016 – Google Scholar:

This is an opinion from the Indiana Supreme Court suspending a lawyer for failing to prosecute the client’s medical malpractice claim. The lawyer also failed to keep the client informed of the statute of the matter – specifically that the case had been dismissed.

The findings were as follows:

Violations: The parties agree that Respondent violated these Indiana Professional Conduct Rules prohibiting the following misconduct:

1.3: Failure to act with reasonable diligence and promptness.

1.4(a)(3): Failure to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter.

1.4(a)(4): Failure to comply promptly with a client’s reasonable requests for information.

Discipline: The parties propose the appropriate discipline is a suspension of 180 days without automatic reinstatement. The Court, having considered the submissions of the parties, now approves the agreed discipline.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

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