Legal Terminology and Law Definition of Professional Malpractice

liability
any legal responsibility, whether corporate or personal. Liability also applies to alleged criminal acts in which the defendant may be responsible for his/her acts which constitute a crime, thus making him/her subject to conviction and punishment. … Full Definition »
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malpractice
From Latin “mala praxis”; an unskilled act done by either a doctor, or a lawyer, a nurse, or an architect, that resulted in injury to a client or patient. The failure of a professional to follow the accepted standards of practice of his or her profession. Based on a legal theory that a professional owes duty of care to a patient or a client and if such … Full Definition »
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From Latin “mala praxis”; an unskilled act done by either a doctor, or a lawyer, a nurse, or an architect, that resulted in injury to a client or patient. The failure of a professional to follow the accepted standards of practice of his or her profession. Based on a legal theory that a professional owes duty of care to a patient or a client and if such … Full Definition »
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