Malpractice meaning

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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.
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An instance of such performance.
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Injurious or unprofessional treatment or culpable neglect of a patient by a physician or surgeon.
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Misconduct or improper practice in any professional or official position.
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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.
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An instance of such performance.
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The negligent actions of a professional, such as a doctor or lawyer, as evinced by a failure to perform services consistent with the standards of such profession.
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The improper treatment of a patient by a physician that results in injury or loss.
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Improper or unethical conduct by a professional or official person.
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Malpractice is defined as behavior or conduct by a professional that is improper or causes injury.

When a doctor misdiagnoses a patient and the patient dies, this is an example of malpractice.

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Origin of malpractice