The definition of malpractice:
Noun: Improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, esp. by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official.
Malpractice lawsuits arise when a professional individual or organization makes a serious error in the services they provide and, as a result, a patient or client suffers financial or physical harm. Generally malpractice claims or lawsuits are made against licensed professionals such as lawyers, health care providers (doctors, nurses, dentists and chiropractors) and the companies or organizations that they work for. In order to make a malpractice claim, you must show that the action causing the error falls below a certain 'normal' level of care and that as a result you suffered an injury because of that failure.
- Common Types of Attorney Malpractice
- What Are the Elements of Attorney Malpractice?
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Breach of Contract
- Bad Checks
- What is Medical Malpractice?
- Standard Care for Medical Malpractice Cases
- Types of Medical Malpractice
- State Limits on Medical Malpractice Cases
- Is Failure to Diagnose Considered Medical Malpractice?
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Last Modified: 01-23-2013 12:27 PM PST