For other uses, see Malpractice (disambiguation).

In the law of torts, malpractice is an "instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional".[1]

Types include:

Medical malpractice and the rise in incidences of claims against individual and institutional providers has led to the evolution of patient advocates.[3]


  1. Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), malpractice.
  2. Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), malpractice.
  3. Kamaker, Dorothy (September 26, 2015). "Patient advocacy services ensure optimum health outcomes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 23, 2016.

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