[ US /mæɫˈpɹæktəs, mæɫˈpɹæktɪs/ ]
[ UK /mˌælpɹˈæktɪs/ ]
  1. professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
    the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice
  2. a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct
    he charged them with electoral malpractices
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How To Use malpractice In A Sentence

  • The president talked up the tax cut deal, talked up the one-year expensing of depreciable assets, vowed to veto any bill with earmarks, talked about cutting corporate tax rates, talked about streamlining government, even talked up medical malpractice reform. Love Train In The House!
  • All we have to do is take malpractice out of the hands of private, for-profit attorneys.
  • A broad definition would encompass all disclosures of malpractice, as well as illegal acts or omissions.
  • In one of his early sonnets, Shakespeare wittily turns such "unthrifty" wasting into economic malpractice: Me, Myself, and I
  • the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness
  • I know of no one who was put off medicine by the threat of imprisonment for medical malpractice. Times, Sunday Times
  • She has written, testified, and lectured widely on subjects such as obstetrical malpractice, IUDs, hormone therapy, and product liability. Personal Information for Sybil Shainwald
  • A consent form does not give the health care provider a license to commit malpractice.
  • Fear of malpractice suits may be one element. The Developing Child (7th edn.)
  • Malpractice cases carry a significant emotional cost for doctors, said study co-author Amitabh Chandra, an economist and professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government"They hate having their name dragged through the local newspaper and having to go to court," he said. Study: Only 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases pay
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