Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Defendant
Defendant: The person or entity defending a lawsuit, such as in medical malpractice.
Defendant: The defendent in medical malpractice is typically a doctor, hospital, or other medical professionals or organizations. The plaintiff files suit to seek damages from the defendant. The plaintiff may be a single person (e.g. a patient), group of people, corporation or other legal entity. Similarly, the defendant ay be a single person (e.g. a doctor), group of people, corporation (e.g. hospital) or other legal entity. Consult an attorney or professional legal adviser for details.
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