Duty, Dereliction, Direct cause, Damages
four Ds of negligence
building, autos, employee safety
three areas of employer liability
basis for most malpractice claims
When a patient sues a physician for negligence, who has the burden of proof, the plaintiff or defendant?
when a patient sues a physician, the patient is called what?
when a patient sues a physician, the physician is called what?
deposition in lieu of trial
Type of deposition used instead of the witness' in-person testimony in court.
Type of deposition that covers material that will most likely be examined again when the witness testifies again.
contempt of court
legal charge that may result if you're subpoenaed to appear in court as a witness or to give a deposition and you fail to appear.
damages that recognize the wrong, but award only a token amount
damages awarded by the court to punish the defendant
A plea for a case to be reviewed by a higher court
Res ipsa loquitur is the doctrine of this
Damages awarded by the court so that the defendant pays for violation of rights where the dollar value need not be proved
opening and closing statements are presented in this phase of a lawsuit.
Concise, complete, clear, correct, chronological
five C's for correctly entering information into a medical record
Medical records are often subpoenaed in court because a patient's medical record is what kind of document?
Health and Human Services
The department of the federal government responsible for supervising HIPAA compliance and implementation
Office of Civil Rights
Patient complaints about privacy must be directed to this government agency
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
federal government agency responsible for compliance and implementation of the National Identifier Standard
A person, group, or organization outside the medical practice that has a HIPAA-approved reason to see protected health information
a patient who complains about a privacy breach should speak to this employee