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person who complains; the accuser; he who brings suit.
of force or violence upon the person of another "treatment without
accused: he who denies or defends against the accusations of another.
cause of the injury was closely related to the defendant's negligence.
exception to the hearsay rule. Evidence admissible even though may be
thing speaks for itself". Obvious charge. Circumstantial evidence doctrine:
nature of the injury strongly or obviously implicates negligence.
Res Ipsa Loquitor
of character by verbal statements.
order which requires you to appear in court
testimony; under oath, in response to interrogation (written and/or oral
held legally responsible for negligent acts
limit on the time a person has to file a suit in a civil matter when an injury
occurs or when an injured person discovered the injury
Statute of limitation
to act in such a way as to avoid harm to others
Breach of duty
injury .A civil wrong.
exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for
treatment given in accident case.
Good Samaritan Law
between the time when an injury occurs and the claim is settled
term referring to professional negligence
Insurance covering a professional for
malpractice and personal liability theoretically covers a professional only for
professional liability insurance
Vicarious liability of the employer for the
negligent actions oh his employees
Acts performed or omitted that a prudent
practitioner would have not done, degree of care, judgment and skill of a
competent nurse in like or similar circumstance. Based on testing
standard of care
Let the decision stand, legal principle that
previous decisions made by the court should be applied to new cases
Limits of the nursing practice as defined by the
scope of practice
Action of an individual which gives another
person apprehension of immediate harm
Phys responsible for those under their
captain of the ship doctrine
Damage of the reputation and good name of an
individual by communication to others
A professional familiar with the procedure
involved in the suit, who can testify as to whether or not there was a
deviation from expected care
Once who is called to testify to the facts or
occurrence in a case
Holds the individual liable for all consequences
of any negligent act which could or should have been foreseen under the
- 1 duty owned to plaintiff by the defendant to use due care
- 2 duty was breached
- 3plantiff was injured or damaged
- 4injury caused by defendants negligence
Exposure of a person to risk of injury by a
commissive or ommissive action
Protection against interference which is serious
or beyond the limits of a common idea of decent conduct
right of privacy