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|part of speech:
||improper professional conduct due to incompetence, negligence, or unethical methods, esp. such conduct leading to injury or loss by a medical patient or a client of a lawyer.
The family of the patient who died is blaming the doctor and attempting to sue him for malpractice.
- similar words:
- abuse, dereliction, incompetence, malfeasance, malversation, misconduct, negligence