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compensatory damages the awarded amount given to the plaintiff in a court case to reimburse the plaintiff for loss of income or pain and suffering
consent best to get before touching a pt
damages the actual injury or loss suffered by a defendant in a suit : usually given a monetary award by the court based on the extent of the loss or injury
denial legal assertion of innocence ; made only if all four elements of negligence are false
dereliction (of duty) a neglect or negligence of ones duty
direct cause the negligence case , the correspondence between the dereliction of duty an the actual damage sustained by the plaintiff
discovery rule law or statue that states the statue of limitations does not begin until the discovery of the diagnosis
duty in a malpractice suit , the proof of responsibility of the parties involved
fraud deliberate , intentional act to mislead for financial gain
good samaritan law law providing immunity for those who render healthcare for an emergency or disaster without reimbursement
informed consent same as consent , but in the medical field this term becomes more detailed , listing and covering . it covers all possible risk and potential prognoses for having a treatment or procedure performed and the alternatives available
liable legal responsibility for a persons own actions
malfeasance the performance of an illegal act
malpractice the failure of professional to meet the standard of a conduct that a reasonable and prudent member of the same profession would exercise in similar circumstances , and results in harm
mediation the process by which a neutral 3rd party who is trained in mediation techniques and assist in resolving a dispute
negligence the failure to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful person would use in the same circumstances; an act of omission or failure to do what a person of ordinary prudence would have done under similar circumstances
nominal damages small payment or award given by the court
punitive damages award granted by the courts to punish the defendant
settlement legal agreement that is reached between 2 parties in a civil matter
statute of limitations defense against a tort ; requires that a claim be filled within a specific amount of time of discovering that a wrong has been committed
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