Med Law 2
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Med Law 2
The duty to have adequate regard for another person's rights.
Standard of care
The degree of care which a reasonably prudent person should exercise under the same for similar circumstances.
Legally obligated in place of someone else
The prudent person whose behavior would be considered appropriate under the circumstances.
One lacks training any specific profession.
Reference handbook explaining the procedures by which a legal right may be enforced.
Something that may occur but dependent upon and an uncertain future event.
Momentary compensation for loss or injury.
The private wrong or injury
Holding or held in trust
Done with reckless disregard of another's rights are needs.
Guardian ad litem
A person appointed by the court to serve in the best interest of the child or an incapacitated person.
The unlawful violation of an obligation or contact either by commission or by omission.
Failure to take responsible precautions to protect others from the risk of harm.
Those who lack the necessary qualifications to perform a duty.
To document an incident.
A clear, definitive agreement between two or more parties.
Not indicated by direct words but evident from the conduct of the parties.
A person fully entrusted to take care of the person, property, and rights of someone incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
The penalty imposed for violating the law or accepted procedure
Negligence measure by percentage
Conduct by a plaintiff that is below the standard legally required to conform for his or her own protection.
Assumption of risk
Voluntary acceptance of a known danger
Responsibility of a seller or manufacturer for any defect product unduly threatening a consumers' personal safety.
Preponderance of evidence
Evidence that is more convincing than offered by the opposition.
Health care professional operating a business alone.
Association of two or more individuals to act as a co-owner of a the business venture.
Negotiated fee schedule
Agreement upon amount an insurance company or third-party payer will reimburse for a particular medical procedure.
The study of moral choices that conform to professional standards of conduct.
The system of moral standards are values.
Rules of conduct based on standards of right and wrong
Study of medicines moral questions Provoked when treatment of patients is prescribed simply because we have knowledge and technology.
Sets forth and ethical code for the medical profession; attributable to the Greek " father of medicine".
Death caused by negligence
Responsibility of the state as guardian of persons within the call disability.
The study of hereditary improvement by controlling genes.