Examples Of Negligence In Health Care

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the most familiar health care tort is termed "professional negligence". in fact there is only one tort , negligence . Negligence is defined as the failure to use the ordinary care that a reasonably prudent person would use in the face of reasonably predictable outcomes which failure causes injury to another person's person or property. When one is acting in a professional capacity , one is held to a higher standard of care of similar professionals in the community and not to just the standard demanded of an ordinary person. another tort can arise when a medical care provider fails to adequately explain the benefits and risks of various courses of action or treatment to a patient and thereby obtains the patient's consent to a course of treatment.
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