Simple Definition of malpractice
law : careless, wrong, or illegal actions by someone (such as a doctor) who is performing a professional duty
Full Definition of malpractice
1 : a dereliction of professional duty or a failure to exercise an ordinary degree of professional skill or learning by one (as a physician) rendering professional services which results in injury, loss, or damage
2 : an injurious, negligent, or improper practice : malfeasance
Examples of malpractice in a sentence
a surgeon accused of malpractice
Doctors need to have malpractice insurance to protect themselves against lawsuits.
First Known Use of malpractice
Legal Definition of malpractice
: negligence, misconduct, lack of ordinary skill, or a breach of duty in the performance of a professional service (as in medicine) resulting in injury or loss
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