Hospital Malpractice

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Definition: Hospital Malpractice

Full Definition of Hospital Malpractice

Hospital malpractice occurs when a patient is injured because a medical professional at the hospital failed to follow their duty and did not perform their job according to the standards of care set forth for their medical field. Hospital malpractice can be due to an intentional act or negligence which causes injury to a patient.

Hospital malpractice is a form of negligence and is governed by personal injury law. Specific requirements must be met to have a valid injury claim. Consider, just because you did not get the recovery option you wanted does not prove there is an injury claim. Talk to a personal injury lawyer if you have questions about whether or not you have a hospital malpractice case. All medical malpractice cases must be filed within a specific time frame called the statute of limitations or you will forfeit your right to compensation.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Hospital Malpractice are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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