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.

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Administrative Defense Coverage

Administrative defense coverage is medical insurance coverage purchased by surgeons and physicians to cover the legal costs for defending administrative disciplinary actions by state licensing boards, managed care organizations, hospitals, and peer reviews.

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Latest Malpractice Question

How long until I get my money if I file a medical malpractice case?

The time required to resolve a medical malpractice case varies based on the number of parties involved, how much investigation is needed, the judge, and the schedules of the defendant and the plaintiff.

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