When a doctor misdiagnoses a patient and the patient dies, this is an example ofmalpractice.
- injurious or unprofessional treatment or culpable neglect of a patient by a physician or surgeon
- misconduct or improper practice in any professional or official position
- Performance, as by a physician or lawyer, that falls below the professional minimum standard of care or service for a patient or client, especially when legally actionable because an injury or loss has been suffered by the patient or client.
- An instance of such performance.
mal- +"Ž practice
malpractice - Legal Definition