- A form of negligence in which a professional acts in a manner that fails to follow accepted professional standards and in doing so causes an injury (medical, financial, legal or otherwise) that causes the plaintiff harm.
professional malpractice, medical error, medical malpractice, legal malpractice
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Defendant — Definition,
- The accused party in a lawsuit or criminal trial.
- Errors and Omissions Insurance — Definition,
- Insurance that protects architects, home inspectors and contractors from claims by clients for professional mistakes.
- Indemnity Insurance — Definition,
- A class of insurance that covers liability for damages, which includes insurance types such as malpractice insurance and errors and omissions insurance.
- Lawsuit — Definition,
- A suit brought before a court in order to remedy an alleged injustice.
- Malpractice Insurance — Definition,
- Insurance that covers professionals from liability due to their own negligence or intentional harm.
- Plaintiff — Definition,
- The party who initiates a lawsuit.
- Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) — Acronym, Very Important,
- Insurance that covers professionals for liabilities occurring due to negligence or harm in a product or service they provide.
- Settlement — Definition,
- An agreement between the parties of a legal case.
- Tort — Definition,
- An act that causes harm or loss.