Medical Law and Ethics Essay

910 Words Jan 18th, 2012 4 Pages
Chapter 4 Review Applying Knowledge: 1. As employers, physicians have general liability in what three areas? The Practice’s Building and Grounds, Automobiles and Employee Safety. 2. According to the reasonable person standard, a person may be charged with negligence if someone is injured because of failure to perform an act that a reasonable person in similar circumstances would perform, or if an act is committed that: a reasonable person would not commit. 3. To whom is duty of care owed? Nonpatients (pg.94) 4. If a custodian sues an employing physician for ordering her to lift a heavy bookcase …show more content…
When is the doctrine of res ipsa loqitur applied? When the mistake is so obvious that negligence is obvious. Because the fact that a mistake was made is not debatable. 12. Explain the status of expert witnesses in cases in which res ipsa loquitur is applied. The act of negligence must obviously be under the defendant’s control. The patient must not have contributed to the act. It must be apparent that the patient would not have been injured if reasonable care had been used. 13. Monetary compensation awarded by a court of law is called? Damages 14. Why might a medical assistant purchase a professional liability insurance policy separate from the employer’s policy? In order to provide themselves with supplemental coverage in case the employers insurance policy is insufficient. 15. A court order for an individual to appear in court is called a(n) _subpoena_, and an order for bringing certain records is called a _subpoena duces tecum_ and an order to appear in court to defend yourself is a _summons_. 16. What is the difference between a deposition and an interrogatory? A deposition is when a lawyer questions the witnesses aloud and under oath. An interrogatory are when the questions are wrote out and answered on paper, still under oath. In some cases, the depositions can also be presented in written format. 17. Define the two types of depositions that might be taken prior to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Witnesses and Plaintiff’s

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