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The assertion of innocence as a defense against malpractice charges is called


A defense based upon the assumption that the patient knew of the inherent risk before treatment was preformed is called

assumption of risk

under which doctrine can a claim NOT be retried between the same parties of it has already been legally resolved

Res judicata

Which of the following is NOT a form of affirmative defense to a professional liability suit


The health care practioner who comes to the aid of an accident victim at the scene whould not be liable under which defense


Under which defense may the party who casued an accident be liable for both the victim's injury and any medical negligence by an attending physician

releaese of tortfeasor

Which doctrine says a lawsuit cannot move forward if a certain p of time has elapsederiod

statute of limitations

when damages are apportioned according to the degree a plaintiff contributed to his or her injury, this is called

comparative negligence

This is not a guideline to follow that may help prevent malpractice lawsuits

always express optimism about the outcome of a patient's care

which of the following is a technical defense

res judicata

medical malpractice insurance that covers the insured only for those claims made while the policy is in force is called

claims made coverage

the statute of limitations is

different depending on the state

Res judicata is latin for

the thing has been decided

in charting, if it isn't written down, it didn't


to correct any error discovered after a patient's medical records have been filed

draw a line through the mistake, insert the correction, label it as a correction, initial, and date it

Medical records are legal if kept on

paper, microfilm, electronically

patients' medical recordss are the property of the

owners of the facility where they were created

informed concent implies the patient understands the

proposed modes of treatment, reasons the treatment is necessary, risks involved in the propsed treatment

consent is unnecessary

in emergency situations

the legal basis for a patient's permission for medical treatment is

doctrine of informed consent

retention of medical records is determined by

individual state laws

a mentally incompetent person may

not give informed consent

the case that legalized abortion at the supreme court level was

roe v. wade

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