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ST chapter 2 legal

legal terms

QuestionAnswer
accountability to be held responsible for
affidavit voluntary statement of facts sworn to be true before an authority
allegation a statement one expects to prove true
bona fide in good faith or innocently
case law all legal decisions reported on a legal given subject
complaint first pleading filed by plaintiff's attorney in a negligence action
defendant in criminal cases: person accused of the crime;in civil matters:the person or organization that is being sued
deposition a method of pretrial discovery in which questions are answered under oath
federal law jurisdiction is given to federal courts in cases involving the interpretation and application of the U.S Constitution, acts of Congress and treaties
guardian court-appointed protector for an individual incapable of making his or her own decisions
iatrogenic injury an injury resulting from the activity of health care professionals
indictment formal written accusation from a grand jury
larceny taking another's property without consent
law, common principles that have evolved and continue to evolve on the basis of court leisures
law, statuatory any law prescribed by the action of a legislature
liability an obligation to do, or not to do something; also, an obligation potentially or actually incurred as a result of a negligent act
liability, corporate an obligation to do or not to do something that falls on the corporate body
liability, corporate an obligation to do or not to do something that falls on the individual
malpractice professional misconduct that results in harm to another; negligence of a professional
negligence omission(not doing) or commission(doing) of an act that a reasonable and prudent individual would not do under the same conditions "departure from the standard of care"
negligence, criminal reckless disregard for the safety of another; willful indifference
perjury intentionally providing false testimony under oath
plaintiff the person who initiates a lawsuit
precedent legal principle, created by a court decision, which provides an example or authority for judges deciding similar issues later
standard of care description of conduct that is expected of an individual or professional in a given circumstance
state law state statutes, regulations, and principles and rules having the force of law
subpoena court order to appear and testify or produce required documents
tort a civil wrong; may be intentional or unintentional
aeger primo "the patient first" motto of the AST
doctrine of borrowed servant the one controlling or directing the employee has greater responsibility than the one paying the employee
doctrine found corporate negligence a health institution may be found negligent for failing to ensure that an acceptable level of patient care was provided
Created by: Jaimie Buchser Jaimie Buchser on 2012-03-23



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