When the term medical malpractice is read or heard, the immediate image that may come to mind is of a doctor or nurse harming a patient. We almost always think of medical malpractice in terms of a patient's health made worse because a doctor was careless and made a mistake that could have been avoided. However, medical malpractice is not necessarily as narrow as dealing strictly with your health, and the violations that can be considered to be medical malpractice are broader than many people think.
Medical malpractice can occur, for example, when a medical professional fails to protect private patient information or makes a mistake in record keeping concerning a patient's records. Medical professionals go through extensive training and education which is not exclusive to learning about diagnosis and treatment, but covers all aspects of health care including administration.