jackpot syndrome

jackpot syndrome

Medical malpractice A popular term for the demand by a plaintiff for a larger settlement for a seemingly minor tort than is reasonable for the harm suffered.
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jack·pot syn·drome

(jak'pot sin'drōm)
Clinical and legal jargon phrase denoting action of a patient who seeks excessive remuneration for what the physician regards as a minor matter.
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