Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Lawsuit


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Lawsuit: Formal legal procedures by a plaintiff against a defendant

Lawsuit: A lawsuit is the formal legal proceeding that arises from the filing of a claim or complaint. The lawsuit is brought by the plaintiff against the defendant. There may be more than one plaintiff or more than one 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.

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Always seek professional legal advice from an attorney or other qualified legal professional about medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, or any other legal issue. The medical/legal information provided here is of a general nature only, and is not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice.

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