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In the law of torts, malpractice, also known as professional negligence, 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.[4]


  1. ^ Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), malpractice.
  2. ^ "Definition of MALPRACTICE". Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  3. ^ Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), malpractice.
  4. ^ Kamaker, Dorothy (September 26, 2015). "Patient advocacy services ensure optimum health outcomes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 23, 2016.