an obligation to pay money to another party
dependent on something uncertain or in the future
property rights that are held by the public at large
the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
benefits and protections guaranteed by law
devotion to the truth
Discounting fees or not charging a physician's family members or other physicians for work performed.
settling a dispute by agreeing to accept the decision of an impartial outsider
out-of-court statements made by a witness under oath
consent by a patient to undergo a medical or surgical treatment or to participate in an experiment after the patient understands the risks involved
The selling of useless medical treatments or products.
a solemn statement made under oath. An assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
neglect of duty; abandonment
money extracted as a penalty
lawsuits that involve disagreements between people. proven by a preponderance of the evidence'
the decision reached at the end of a trial
patient contributed to their own injury
List of legal cases to be tried
Laws enacted by local government bodies such as cities and municipalities, counties, school districts, and water districts.
wise, careful, cautious
Ex. inserting a breathing tube without permission
a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
held legally responsible
failure to act with reasonable and prudent care
when a juror or jury is not 100% positive of guilt or innocence in a trial
medical malpractice insurance
a type of liability insurance that covers physicians and other healthcare professionals for liability claims arising from patient treatment
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
one who brings court action against another, a person who brings an action in a court of law
a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law
crime of lesser seriousness the punishment might be a fine or jail less than a year
a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify about
discontinuation of medical care without proper notice
treatment of disease with minute doses of a remedy that, if given in massive doses to healthy persons, would produce effects like those of the disease
an independent practitioner who holds a doctor of medicine degree from an accredited medical school
form of medicine that places great emphasis on the musculoskeletal system . Manipulation is also used as part of the treatment.
health care professional who works to align the spinal column through adjustments taking pressure off of nerves in an attempt to restore health.
a specialist in care for the feet
allowance of a healthcare professional to practice within a specific facility, allowance of a healthcare professional to practice within a specific facility
primarily uses natural therapies such as nutrition to treat disease, promote healing, and prevent illness.
the practice of medicine without the use of drugs
(WHO) World Health Organization
specialized agency of the United Nations to set global standard for health
Center for Disease Control; publishes guidelines to assist in the prevention of spreading disease or infection
a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration
examines eyes for vision problems and defects, not an MD