The legal malpractice tort, however, has managed to withstand the winds of legal change. Particularly crucial has been the refusal to apply alternative causation doctrines. The refusal to apply causation doctrines that have been embraced in other areas has significant social effects. As a result, the consumers of legal services receive less protection from the courts than do the consumers of products or medical services.
Lawrence W. Kessler,
Alternative Liability in Litigation Malpractice Actions: Eradicating the Last Resort of Scoundrels,
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