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Medical malpractice The failure or alleged failure on the part of a physician or other health care provider to exercise ordinary, reasonable, usual, or expected care, prudence, or skill–that would usually and customarily be exercised by other reputable physicians treating similar Pts–in performing a legally recognized duty, resulting in forseeable harm, injury or loss to another; negligence may be an act of omission–ie, unintentional, or commission–ie, intentional, characterized by inattention, recklessness, inadvertence, thoughtlessness, or wantonness. See Adverse event, Comparative negligence, Contributory negligence, Gross negligence, Malpractice, Wanton negligence, Willful negligence. Cf Recklessness.
Negligence, required elements  
Duty A recognized relationship between Pt and physician
Breach Failure of a medical practitioner to practice in accordance with standard of care
Proximate cause The plaintiff must show that injury is reasonably connected to physician's action
Damages Plaintiff must show that alleged loss or damage has a quantifiable value such that a monetary payment can be made APLM 1997; 121:252
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(doo′tē, dū′)
A social, professional, legal, or ethical expectation that compels a standard of performance; an obligation or requirement.
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"At the end of the day, Customs duties on some commodities can also be used to finance this excessive energy cost," he added.
The first of the study's three-stage proposal to address the problem is concerned with the imposition of customs duties on (foreign) finished products and exemption of precious metals manufacturing machinery from customs.
Customs duties will be cut for liquid soaps, a variety of cleaning products and detergents and products of plastic masses, such as pipes, foils and floor and plastic mass covers.
In 2010, 13 billion Turkish Liras (TL) of all customs duties out of a total of around 40 billion TL were paid by "Gumkart".
Financial executives whose companies deal in goods need to become more aware of customs duties. Whether the company imports or sources the product from companies that do import, the costs of the duties will be passed along.
FRENCH foreign trade minister Anne- Marie Idrac on Monday said the dispute with India over high customs duties on wine and spirits would be sorted out through mutual discussions and the issue would not be taken to the World Trade Organisation ( WTO).
A wide range of duty relief schemes are designed to relieve the importer of customs duties where his imported goods are put to a qualifying use.
100 million yen and imposed suspended prison terms on a former executive and two officials for evading customs duties in importing octopuses.
The statute resulted from congressional concern that prior law may have provided taxpayers with an incentive to claim a low cost for goods imported for resale to minimize customs duties, but to use a higher cost to reduce taxable income to the importer, particularly when goods were purchased from a related, non-taxable supplier.
Revenues to the state budget through the State Customs Committee are formed from customs duties, value added tax (VAT), excise tax and road tax.
NEW DELHI: In an attempt to curb imports of non-essential goods, the Centre on Wednesday hiked customs duties on as many as 19 items, including jet fuel, ACs and refrigerators.

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