When most of us hear about malpractice insurance, we immediately think of physicians, dentists, and other types of health care practitioners. Seldom, if ever, does the term “malpractice” conjures images of attorneys, beyond the fact, of course, that plaintiffs need to hire malpractice lawyers to file malpractice lawsuits on their behalf.
Since malpractice simply means “bad practice,” it can apply to any professional –particularly state or nationally-certified professionals — whose careless actions could result in severe, life-damaging consequences. Of course, these “consequences” can be either physiological or monetary.
Given the fact that physicians are licensed to perform risky medical procedures and prescribe potentially dangerous medications. In the event that a medical er