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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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The US International Trade Commission publishes annually the two series of the average tariff on US imports, one for all imports and one for dutiable imports only.
In the second section of Table 1, note that the dutiable value of total imports has fallen from 35.2% in 2000 to 20.2% in 2006, associated with two related trends: final implementation of the WTO Uruguay Round commitments, which shifted some imports from the CBERA to the NTR (other) duty-free category, and more significantly, the implementation of CBTPA for textile and apparel articles.
Royalties, license fees, or similar payments ("royalties") paid for intangible rights, such as patents or similar technical intangibles, that relate to processes to manufacture the imported merchandise, will generally be dutiable (e.g., essential manufacturing intangibles without which the imported product may not be produced or sold).
The law requires companies to take into consideration certain other costs and expenses--paid separate from the purchase or sale price--when determining a product's dutiable value.
This characterization derives from the historically high tariff rate on dutiable goods during the period.
(6) The newly duty-free status of petroleum and derivatives from ATPA countries under ATPDEA was also responsible for most of the contraction in the dutiable value of U.S.
If not addressed during the planning stages, however, not only does the company risk increasing its indirect tax liability (which directly affects the bottom line), but it might be exposed to potentially hefty customs penalties if the dutiable royalty stream is unreported to the U.S.
* Some of the items procured under STIP, like vehicles, IEC equipment etc., were dutiable under the Ugandan tax regulations.
EU law does permit the free flow of all goods between member countries, but an exception has been made in the case of certain dutiable goods specifically tobacco and alcohol.
But jailing Dermott, Judge Martin Coates told him: ``You are one of very, very many people in this country who are bringing dutiable goods into the country in this way.
The amount of duties collected, and the proportion of dutiable products, ought to go down the more prohibitive a tariff becomes.