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liability is

legal responsibility of competent adults for their own acts

what is awarded to a plaintiff when a defendant is found guilty of a tort?

damages

as employers, physicians have general liability for

all of the above

healthcare practitioners may be charged with negligence under

the standard of care for their profession

we are responsible for our actions, or our failure to act, under

the reasonable person standard

healthcare workers are legally obligated to safeguard a patients

privacy

a means of establishing a standard of care ina trial is called

expert testimony

the failure to act when one should is called

nonfeasance

mediation and arbitration are types of

alternative dispute resolution

the criteria by which our actions in a given situation are judged competent or incompetent are called

liability

physicians have a duty of care first toward

their patients

the increasing number of HIV/AIDS patients led to increased concern over the ethical and legal implications concerning

privacy

the performance of a lawful act in an illegal or improper manner is called

misfeasance

damages may be collected by a deceased's beneficiaries under this statute when a death is judged due to negligence

wrongful death

when a defendant is found guilty of a tort, te plaintiff is awarded consation based upon

all of these

those damages that recognize the wrong, but award only a token amount are called

nominal

those damages awarded by the court to punish the defendant are called

punitive

a jury is selected in the _____ phase of a lawsuit

trial

a plea made for the case to be reviewed by the higher court occurs in the ____phase of a lawsuit

appeal

the performance of a totally wrongful act is a

malfeasance

res ipsa loquitur is the doctrine of common

knowledge

in the ____ phase of a lawsuit, subpoenas are issued

pre-trial discovery

the failure to act when someone should is

nofeasance

a jury reaches a verdict in the ___ phase of a lawsuit

trial

damages awarded by the court so that the defendant pays for violation of rights where the dollar calue need not be proved are called

general compensatory

information held confidential within a pretected relationship such as physician-patient is called ____ communication

priviledged

attorneys make opening and closing statements in the ___ phase of a lawsuit

trial

samages awarded by the court where the dollar value and the loss must be proved are called

special compensatory

in order to prove negligence, a plaintiff must prove

both A and B

a depostion is taken in the ____ phase of a lawsuit

pretrial discovery

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