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negligence

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

duty

(doo′tē, dū′)
A social, professional, legal, or ethical expectation that compels a standard of performance; an obligation or requirement.
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But despite the imposition of the import levy, White assured consumers that the price of chicken will not go up saying: "The price of the local chicken is not going to go up.
He was the prosecutor for many of the major revenue cases of the day, including those relating to excise duty and VAT evasion, Common Agricultural Policy fraud, Anti Dumping Duty and import levy fraud.
To recall, banana producers in the dollar zone lodged a complaint with the WTO against the preferential tariff quota (no customs charge for 775,000 tonnes of bananas) reserved for the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries, while Latin American exporters must pay an import levy in the EU of 176/tonne.
A countervail was initiated in 1986 and this resulted in the imposition of an import levy of approximately 15 percent on all imports (Percy, 1987).
The IMF accepted the program whereby the government relied on regressive taxation - in particular, the import levy. This import levy instantly killed the economy.