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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Q. How can I lower the damage the cumputer screen is causing my eyes? I work with a computer for long hours every day and so far my sight is still good. Usually after many hours my eyes itch though. All my friends have already ruined their eyes this way and would really like to prevent that... Do you know how?

A. When people hardly concentrate on monitors, used to blink a little. Try to use neutral eyedops. Use only TFT monitors. Another good ways has written above :)

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Q. What damage does depression do to the brain and how can you treat it? How does it affect your chemical balance, your brain? Is it critical or will be critical later in life? I just read on Yahoo News that Clinical stress could increase risk of Alzheimer's later in life. Does age matter like during teen years? I had depression and begun running. I noticed that I have a hard time focusing and absorbing information. I forgot a lot of things. All my brain seems to focus on is emotions. Can I change that? The running has made me feel a lot better afterwards

A. This is actually a good question- but I couldn’t find any research concerning long term damage from depression. It sounds unreasonable though…because there is no deprivation of oxygen or anything essential in depression. But the brain is a biological system that is under constant change – so it may be that pattern of thought changed. About the Alzheimer's- I only saw articles about depression because of Alzheimer.

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(111) This theory purports to explain the "unprincipled" results of Turpin, Harbeson, and Procanik by viewing the special damages remedy "as a rough form of supplemental child support rather than as compensatory damages." (112)
Not only does the $68,000 statement misrepresent the patient's actual special damages, but if the liability carrier's claims adjuster uses a formula to arrive at a settlement offer, such as two times or three times specials, the entire settlement figure is grossly distorted.
Judge Harris observed that Safeco states that special damages may be recoverable from an insurer in a breach of contract claim.
Special Damages or Damages for Out of Pocket Expenses
California law limits a libel plaintiff to the recovery of only special damages unless he submits a written demand for a retraction to the "publisher" within 20 days of becoming aware of the alleged libel.
Mohamad Amirul Amin sought general damages, special damages for pain and suffering, aggravated damages and other relief deemed fit by the court.
He was also accused of breaching the contract by altering the car's tracking device settings.Ms Marinda had asked the court to compel the businessman to pay her special damages amounting to Sh179,460.
Special damages: $353,000 in past medical bills; $170,000 in future medical bills
The issue concerning the payment of communal charges by a statutory tenant was dealt with by the court, whereby it was decided that the claim was one of special damages and the landlord had to prove them strictly.
Jim Herman separately appeals a judgment entered in favor of West Bend following the dismissal by the circuit court on partial summary judgment of any cross-claims by Jim Herman for consequential, incidental, liquidated or special damages. For the reasons discussed below, we affirm.<br />Full Text<br />[box type="shadow" ]<br />Attorney Derek A.
High Court papers seen by the Mirror claim Sir Cliff is entitled to special damages because he is a "well-known individual" named in a "lurid and sensational" story.

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