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In law, malpractice is a type of negligence in, which the professional under a duty to act, fails to follow generally accepted professional standards, and that breach of duty is the proximate cause of injury to a plaintiff who suffers harm. It is committed by a professional or her/his subordinates or agents on behalf of a client or patient that causes damages to the client or patient.

Malpractice laws are aimed to deter unsafe medical practice and compensate persons injured through negligence; however, as few as 2% of negligent injuries result in claims, and only 17% of claims involve negligent injury.

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