negligence

A failure to exercise reasonable care that leads to (or is the proximate cause of) injury when a duty of reasonable care is owed. Malpractice is negligence by a professional.

Definition reprinted with permision from Committee on Psychiatry and Law, of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry: Mental Health Professional and the Legal System

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