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MLE ch.6&7

MLE exam 2 2018

TermDefinition
Consent The acknowledgement of a person (usually the pt ) to the risk and alternatives involved in a treatment to be performed
Fraud Eliberate , intentional act to mislead for financial
Duty In a malpractice suit , the proof of responsibility of the parties involved
Discovery rule Law or statue that states the statue of limitations does not begin until the discovery of the diagnosis
Dereliction (of duty) A neglect or negligence of ones duty
Denial Legal assertion of innocence ; made only if all four elements of negligence are false
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
Good samaritan law Law providing immunity for those who render healthcare for an emergency or disaster without reimbursement
Liable Legal responsibility for a persons own actions
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
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
Assault A threat or attempted to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact
Battery Bodily harm or unlawful touching of another. int eh medical field, treating a pt without consent id considered battery
Deflation Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms person's reputation ; decreases the respect , regard , or confidence in which a persons is held
Liable Legal responsibility for a persons own actions
Intent The willful decision to bring about a prohibited consequences
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
Slander Spoken or verbal communication in which ones person discusses another in terms that harm the persons reputation
Tort A wrongful act not including a breach of contact or trust, that results in injury to another person , property , reputation or the like, and for which the injured party is entitled to compensation
Trespass An unlawful intrusion that interferes with ones person property
A legal correction is: Corrected with 1 line through it , your initials and date
Created by: tita13