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malpractice

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Definition professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
  • Suppose he were sued by some vicious shrieking woman for malpractice.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • His life was insured for a hundred million yen; he was insured against malpractice for three hundred million yen.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • This sounded like a malpractice disclaimer.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He had one lawsuit after another, one malpractice case after another.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He told Deborah he needed to read her mother's medical records to investigate how the doctors had treated her, and to document any possible malpractice.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • After he lost the malpractice lawsuit—his first, and a big shock to him I now realize—he started pushing me to make decisons.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • It was a monument to farming malpractice, with great gullies cutting through it, and acres of good dark earth gone dead from misuse.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • "That's his malpractice premium talking.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Paul, like most surgeons, was covered by malpractice insurance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • His malpractice was no matter of choice.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Imagine you work for an insurance company that sells doctors medical malpractice protection.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The out-of-court settlement for my malpractice complaint. and the other one.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • # On November 3 Hopton Stoddard filed suit against Howard Roark for breach of contract and malpractice, asking damages; he asked a sum sufficient to have the Temple altered by another architect.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Celia has judged 193 cases since she was elected to the People's Court, from petty thievery and family disputes to more serious crimes of medical malpractice, arson, and counterrevolutionary activities.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • All minds except Father's, that is, who frequently takes the name of Brother Fowles in vain, feeling certain now that all the stones in his path were laid by this deluded purveyor of Christian malpractice.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Something about the way in which Clyde said this—his extreme nervousness as well as his willingness to indulge in a form of malpractice which the pharmacist by some logic all his own considered very different from just swallowing a preparation intended to achieve the same result—caused him to look suspiciously at Clyde, the thought stirring in his brain that very likely after all Clyde was not married, also that this was one of those youthful affairs which spelled license and future...
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • It's possible to thin-slice a surgeon's risk of being sued for malpractice on the basis of a small snippet of conversation.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The difference lies in the fact that in Australia relatively few malpractice cases arise.
    Ben Carson  --  Gifted Hands
  • Australian law forbids lawyers to take malpractice cases on a contingency basis.
    Ben Carson  --  Gifted Hands
  • + The salary was so attractive because I didn't have to pay exorbitant malpractice insurance.
    Ben Carson  --  Gifted Hands

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