Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Negligence


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Negligence: Legal term related to a failure or breach of a duty of care, such as in medical malpractice

Negligence: Negligence is a specific legal term. It relates to a breach of a duty of care, such as the duty of a doctor to provide an adequate level of care for a patient. The belief that any medical error is necessarily negligence is not correct. There are various legal hurdles required to prove negligence in medical malpractice (or other areas of law such as personal injury). Consult an attorney or professional legal adviser for details.

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