Kennett Square, PA asked in Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: I found another clients documents in my files .

My lawyer dismissed me because I questioned their interest in my case ironically. When I picked up my documents I found a few pages of another clients. I am worried that mine are "misplaced"

What do I do?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It can happen.That's not malpractice--it's clerical error. Assuming the file stays in the attorneys office, technically there has been no dissemination to anyone else. You can ask them to look and see if there is any other correspondence of yours elsewhere. Put it another way, it's similar to getting a fax intended forsomeone else. Embarassing? Yes. Malpractice? No.

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