What Is Medical Negligence? - Definition & Examples


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Carelessness, conduct lacking in due care, and a deviation from normal standards of care in a non-professional environment are all a part of:

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1. The failure of a professional to act within their profession's standards can result in:


In order to prove negligence, we need to establish:

I. The negligent person had a duty to the injured individual or the general public.

II. The negligent person's actions or lack of action was not something a prudent person would've done.

III. Actual harm (injury) occurred.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The assessment questions will allow you to check your understanding of medical malpractice, the establishment of negligence, and the meaning of other related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • How to prove negligence
  • Identifying cases of medical malpractice
  • Term that describes failure to comply with one's professional standards

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify the term used to describe carelessness or deviations from normal professional standards of care
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on medical negligence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding non-examples of medical malpractice

Additional Learning

The following lesson What is Medical Negligence? - Definition & Examples will teach you about medical negligence. Covered objectives include:

  • Know how negligence and malpractice are related
  • Review an example of medical malpractice
  • Understand the effects of medical malpractice