medical malpractice

medical malpractice
Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


medical malpractice
Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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