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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
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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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It was also PAMPI that filed a petition asking government to keep the tariff rate on MDM of chicken at five percent.
It may not only penalise importers who are reliant on imported inputs to remain competitive in the domestic as well as in their export markets, but also increase imports through illegal channels as is common for products typically facing higher tariff rates. In essence, it is likely to increase the costs of production and reduce the competitiveness of businesses that rely on imported raw materials and intermediate goods.
Still, even members there still face high tariff rates, despite the fact that significant reduction has been observed after joining the WTO, while non-members experienced slower tariff declines.
Even though tariff rates have dropped from 43p to 15.44p, for a 4kW system, installation costs have fallen dramatically, meaning a typical return on investment still stands at about 12% for arrays up to 4kW, said Mr Cass.
The upward revision of tariff rates was proposed by Ivan Kolev in the beginning of 2011 and met with wide support from courts all over the country.
However, China is unlikely to breach its import quota, which sets higher tariff rates for purchases outside the cap, which is part of a system of controls aimed at self-sufficiency in grain supply.
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Most obviously, in the absence of any deliberate misreporting, there should be no relationship between tariff rates and the import-export reporting gap.
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Tariff rates in developing economies are less than a third of the levels prevailing in 1980, and the absolute level of such tariffs today is less than 10 percent.
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