The term, "malpractice" often refers to situations where medical professionals have provided patients with some manner of improper care or treatment. Many people associate medical malpractice with things like wrongly prescribed medications or doctors operating on a patient's incorrect body part. However, it's important to know that malpractice can occur anytime when health care professionals are careless or negligent in their actions that adversely affect patients.
You may be a victim of malpractice if you were admitted to a hospital without an infection and came out with one. Nosocomial infections are a specific type of infection that patients can acquire while in hospitals or other health care facilities. In most cases, a patient must first meet several criteria before an infection can be classified as nosocomial.