malpractice malpractice  /mæl ˈpræk təs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
  2. (n) a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct

Usage(s):

  1. PTI's in-depth look at rising malpractice insurance premiums and their impact on health care at large.
  2. The Senate approved a measure that would limit punitive damages in medical malpractice cases to two times the jury award, including the pain and suffering portion of the judgment.
  3. The most cautious and conscientious doctor never knows when a disgruntled or scheming patient may sue him for malpractice.

News

  1. Minnesota Court of Appeals Ruling Redefines Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    The loss of chance doctrine typically arises in medical malpractice cases where a plaintiff seeks to recover damages against an allegedly negligent doctor for reducing a patient’s chance of survival by some percentage. A medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the parents of Jocelyn Dickhoff alleges that a pediatrician failed to diagnose a potentially terminal cancer in 2006. Jocelyn’s parents sued ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Injury Board

  2. New Medical Malpractice Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Information Center Established by Resource4thePeople

    New resource provided for consumers who have been inquiring about information involving legal rights over allegations of medical malpractice and birth injuries. Site also offers links to free consultations in such cases. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10802594.htm
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Malpractice suits on the rise in county

    The number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Lancaster County last year hit a six-year high, and 2012 was the second most-litigious year on record — all at a time when malpractice lawsuits statewide plummeted.According to data from the Lancaster County Prothonotary and the Administrativ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

Quotes

  1. Noting that Republicans have "long insisted that reforming our medical malpractice laws can help bring down the cost of health care," Obama said when outlining his healthcare reform plan, "I don't believe malpractice reform is a silver...
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: United Press International

  2. Varney said repealing the exemption "would allow competition to have a greater role in reforming health and medical malpractice insurance markets than would otherwise be the case."
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Christine Varney Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "I will not tolerate illegal cartels and will continue to impose heavy fines on those companies found guilty of this kind of serious malpractice," EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Neelie Kroes Source: Reuters

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