gross negligence


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The reckless provision of health care that is clearly below the standards of accepted medical practice, either without regard for the potential consequences, or with wilful and wanton disregard for the rights and/or well-being of those for whom the duty is being performed

gross negligence

Malpractice The reckless provision of health care that is clearly below the standards of accepted medical practice, either without regard for the potential consequences, or with wilful and wanton disregard for the rights and/or well-being of those for whom the duty is being performed; grossly negligent health care is best described as 'sloppy'. See Malpractice, Negligence.

gross negligence

Any voluntary, intentional, and conscious act or omission committed by an individual, with reckless disregard for the consequences, esp. how they may affect another person's life or property.
See also: negligence
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Punitive damages may occasionally be awarded when gross negligence is proved, but courts in several states have discouraged such awards, absent a malicious intent, so choice C is incorrect.
In particular, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Washington "all effectively bar release of liability for gross negligence," using definitions of the term consistent with California's, the court observed.
Neal York, San Diego, was charged with and admits to gross negligence in his handling of two audit reports.
The court filing reiterated the government's long-held position that BP committed gross negligence, a position that could nearly quadruple civil damages under the Clean Water Act to $21 billion if a federal judge agrees.
The jury at Newport Coroner's Court returned verdicts that Mr Maggs and Mr Case were also unlawfully killed by gross negligence.
Diana died tragically because of gross negligence, not some ridiculous plot.
The eight-man, four-woman jury found Weller guilty of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, reaching a verdict 30 minutes into its ninth day of deliberations.
South Carolina's law allows suits to be filed only in genuine emergency situations involving gross negligence.
A 23-year-old man from Rugby, Warwickshire, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
A mother who admitted killing her 18-month-old daughter through gross negligence walked free from court yesterday.
They have been charged with four counts of manslaughter due to gross negligence and an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Also, discipline standards have been lowered from gross negligence to multiple acts of negligence that indicate a lack of competence to practice public accountancy or to operate a bookkeeping practice.