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Med. Term. Chapter 7 Vocabulary
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To withdraw protection or support; in medicine, to discontinue medical care without proper notice after accepting a patient.
A statement by a party to a legal action of what the party undertakes to prove; an assertion made without proof.
The hearing and determination of a cause in controversy by a person or persons either chosen by the parties involved or appointed under statutory authority.
An intentional, unlawful attempt of bodily injury to another by force.
A willful and unlawful use of force or violence on the person of another.
Statutes in some states that may prevent a party from recovering some damages if he or she contributed in any way to the injury or condition.
Loss of harm resulting from injury to person, property or reputation; compensation in money imposed by law or losses or injuries.
A person required to make answer in a legal action or suit; in criminal cases, the person accused of a crime.
A formal record of judicial proceedings; a list of legal cases to be tried.
A fundamental constitutional guarantee that all legal proceedings will be fair and to make sure that life, liberty or property is not taken away.
A person under legal age who is self-supporting and living apart from parents; a mature minor is considered by the courts to possess a sufficient understanding of self-care and responsibility.
People who provide testimony to a court as experts in certain fields or subjects to verify facts presented by one or both sides in a lawsuit.
A major crime, such as murder, rape or burglary, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given to a misdemeanor.
Guardian Ad Litem
Legal representative for a minor.
Presumed consent, such as when a patient offers an arm for a phlebotomy procedure.
A consent, usually written, which states understanding of what treatment is to be undertaken and of the risks involved.
A power constitutionally conferred on a judge or magistrate to decide cases according to law and to carry sentence into execution.
The science or philosophy of law; a system or body of law or the course of court decision
Obligated according to law or equity; responsible for an act or circumstance.
A written defamatory statement or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable position.
Courts that sit in some cities and larger towns that usually have civil and criminal jurisdiction over cases arising within the municipality.
Failure to exercise the care that a prudent person usually exercises; implies inattention to one's duty or business; implies want of due or necessary diligence or care.
Authoritative decree or direction; law set forth by governmental authority.
The person or group bringing a case or legal action to court.
A person or thing that serves as a model; something done or said that may serve as an example or rule to authorize or justify a subsequent act of the same kind.
The pretense of curing disease
The person required to make answer in a civil legal action or suit; similar to defendant in a criminal trial.
Oral defamation; a harmful, false statement made about another person.
A writ or document commanding a person to appear in court under a penalty for failure to appear.
Subpoena Duces Tecum
A legally binding request to appear in court and provide records or documents that pertain to a particular case.
A solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in response in interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public official.
The finding or decision of a jury on a matter submitted to trial.
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