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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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The low capacity utilization is attributable mainly to delay in harmonization of import duties.
Here we see that import duties have disrupted the global soybean market and caused prices to reset in the United States, China, Brazil and elsewhere.
The said FTA also provides that the Philippines shall upon the FTA's entry into force, eliminate import duties and charges having equivalent effect on import duties on nonagricultural goods originating from an Efta state except as otherwise provided for in the Schedule of Tariff Commitments on Non-Agricultural Products.
In response, the EU countries agreed to establish 25% import duties on some US goods totaling 2.8 billion euros.
He tweeted, 'For example, an American car going to China pays 25% import duty, but a Chinese car coming to the US only pays 2.5%, a tenfold difference' and 'I am against import duties in general, but the current rules make things very difficult.
Production equipment that is not available in BiH is also exempt if it is being imported for the new or expanding the existing production, modernization of production, introduction of new, or modernization of existing production technology is also exempt from import duties.
"There is obviously a disagreement as suppliers find that the additional 200 fils people have to pay is little compared with the significant hike in import duties on tobacco now," said Mr Al Amin.
In January 2013, the Indian government increased gold import duties from 3% to 6%, with August seeing a further surge in duties to 10%.
A report in The Economic Times says, under the Indo-EU FTA, the European manufacturers will get a concession in the import duties of cars.
Iran has traditionally raised and lowered import duties as a way to influence open market prices of goods.
Income in import duties was recorded at Rp11.576 trillion or 46.8% of the target set for the whole year by the government.
The European Commission has decided to suspend import duties on soft wheat and barley until the end of June 2011 in order to ease the pressure on prices in the EU market, which are especially high for animal feed.