The Act defines "malpractice" as follows: "Any unintentional tort
or any breach of contract based on health care or professional services rendered, or which should have been rendered, by a health care provider, to a patient, including failure to render services timely and the handling of a patient.
In effect, the court found that despite the adult son's key role in the tragedy, the elder Lancasters had been guilty only of an unintentional tort
, which is the type of "accident" the policy intended to cover when it granted coverage for any claims "arising out of" an accident.
Every Western legal system, including the Common law, adopted a different view of liability for unintentional tort
One chapter is devoted to applications of traditional tort law to the new biotechnologies in intentional and unintentional torts
They include fire, flood, severe windstorm, collapse, embezzlement, theft, business interruption including contingency, death, disability and intentional and/or unintentional torts