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Torts

Healthcare Torts

QuestionAnswer
Torts when a person is harmed or injured because a health care provider does not meet the established or expected standards of care
Malpractice bad practice” and is commonly called “professional negligence.”
Negligence failure to give care that is normally expected of a person in a particular position
Assault and Battery assault includes a threat or attempt to injure; battery includes the unlawful touching of another person without consent.
informed Consent permission granted voluntarily by a person who is of sound mind after the procedure and all risks involved have been explained in terms the person can understand
Invasion of Privacy includes unnecessarily exposing an individual or revealing personal information about an individual without that person’s consent.
False Imprisonment refers to restraining an individual or restricting an individual’s freedom.
Abuse any care resulting in physical harm, pain, or mental anguish.
Defamation occurs when false statements either cause a person to be ridiculed or damage the person’s reputation
Slander verbal defamation
libel written defamation
Created by: hicksp