Malpractice

In the law of torts, malpractice is an `instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional`. Types include medical malpractice (`A doctor`s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances`) and legal malpractice (`A lawyer`s fa...
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Malpractice

• (n.) Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results.
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malpractice

(from the article `health law`) Malpractice, or professional negligence, is the failure of a health care provider (for example, a physician, dentist, nurse, or pharmacist) to ...
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malpractice

(mal-prak´tis) any professional misconduct, unreasonable lack of skill or fidelity in professional duties, or illegal or immoral conduct. Malpractice is one form of negligence, which in legal terms can be defined as the omission to do something that a reasonable person, guided by those ordinary considerations whic...
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Malpractice

(n) Malpractice is engaging in some activities or involving in some procedure which are not normally expected from them as a prudent and professionally accepted method. The person doing malpractice is liable for damages. Eg. the attorney pass on the secrete information to the opposite advocate amounts to a malpractice
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malpractice

noun a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; `he charged them with electoral malpractices`
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Malpractice

Mal·prac'tice noun [ Mal- + practice .] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results. [ Written also
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malpractice

An abrogation of a duty owed by a health care provider to the patient; the failure to exercise the degree of care used by reasonably careful practitioners of like qualifications in the same or similar circumstances. For a plaintiff to collect damages in a court of law, the plaintiff's attorney must show that the provider owed the patient a duty and...
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malpractice

In law, negligence by a professional person, usually a doctor, that may lead to an action for damages by the client. ...
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malpractice

In law, negligence by a professional person, usually a doctor, that may lead to an action for damages by the client
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malpractice

malpractice 1. Improper treatment or culpable neglect of a patient by the physician. 2. Illegal action by which a person seeks to benefit himself at the cost of others, while in a position of trust.
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malpractice

malpractice, failure to provide professional services with the skill usually exhibited by responsible and careful members of the profession, resulting in injury, loss, or damage to the party contracting those services. Though accountants, lawyers, and other professionals can be charged with malpract...
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malpractice

n. An act or continuing conduct of a professional which does not meet the standard of professional competence and results in provable damages to his/her client or patient. Such an error or omission may be through negligence, ignorance (when the professional should have known), or intentional wrongdoing. However, malpractice does not include the exe...
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Malpractice

The delivery of substandard care or services by a lawyer, doctor, dentist, accountant, or other professional. Generally, malpractice occurs when a professional fails to provide the quality of care that should reasonably be expected in the circumstances, with the result that a patient or client is harmed. Such an error or omission may be through neg...
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malpractice

Type: Term Pronunciation: mal-prak′tis Definitions: 1. Mistreatment of a patient through ignorance, carelessness, neglect, or criminal intent.
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malpractice

[n] - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage 2. [n] - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do
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