The simple reality is that when a person retains the services of an attorney, there's a very good chance that they're in the midst of trying times. Indeed, they may have been served with divorce papers, charged with a criminal offense, injured in a serious car accident or notified of an impending audit by the Internal Revenue Service.
A 44-year-old Connecticut woman went to the dentist to have a missing upper incisor replaced with a fixed bridge. Without her consent, the dentist extracted her three remaining upper front teeth.
Plaintiffs in legal malpractice litigation who allege injury-causing wrongdoing on the part of a retained attorney or law firm are no more immune from wishful thinking than anybody else.