Common Legal Terminology

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Common Legal Terminology
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2013-04-06 15:51:56
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  1. wrongful termination of providing patient care
    abandonment of care
  2. an intentional threat to cause bodily harm to another; does not have to include actual bodily contact
    assault
  3. unlawful touching of another person without informed consent
    battery
  4. a legal presumption that a person who has reached the age of majority can make decisions for herself or himself unless proved otherwise (if she o he has been legally declared incompetent)
    competency
  5. spoken or written statements made maliciously and intentionally that may injure the subject's reputation
    defamation
  6. injury to a person or the person's property that gives rise to a basis for a legal action against the person who caused the damage
    harm
  7. a malicious or untrue writing about another person that is brought to the attention of others
    libel
  8. failure to meet a legal duty, thus causing harm to another
    malpractice
  9. the commission (doing) of an act or the omission (not doing) of an act that have a reasonably prudent person would have performed in a similar situation, thus causing harm to another person
    negligence
  10. malicious or untrue spoken words about another person that are brought to the attention of others
    slander
  11. a type of civil law that involves wrong against a person or property; torts include negligence, assault, battery, defamation, fraud, false imprisonment, and invasion of privacy
    tort

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