Malpractice Law

The legal definition of malpractice is the failure of a professional person to provide proper services through gross negligence, ignorance, or criminal intent. Malpractice can also result from misconduct or misuse - especially if the action causes loss or injury to the client.

Malpractice can occur in many fields, including:

If you believe you've been a victim of malpractice, it's vital to speak with a lawyer right away. Many states have a statute of limitations -- a limit the amount of time you have to file a malpractice case. Your malpractice attorney can advise you of your rights under malpractice law.


Malpractice Term of the Day

Physician Assistant (PA)

A physician assistant or PA is a professional healthcare worker who works under the direction of a physician and is allowed to perform a variety of healthcare services such as taking medical histories, making diagnosis, prescribing medications, assisting in surgery, counseling patients, performing minor procedures and examining and treating patients.

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Latest Malpractice Question

Gauze inside me can I win my medical malpractice claim?
Gauze left inside the vaginal canal may not constitute a foreign body left inside your person.

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