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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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"[ Allah ] said, "O John, take the Scripture with determination." And We gave him judgement [while yet] a boy, And affection from Us and purity, and he was fearing of Allah, And dutiful to his parents, and he was not a disobedient tyrant." (Quran 19:12-14)
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" Torn between two worlds, she confesses that whatever she is, it's a ll an act, whether it be the good and dutiful daughter from small--town Ontario or the television diva in India's bustling Bombay -- both are parts to be played for the camera.
She; is seen in the back of a car just last month as she is driven to her daughter Princess Margaret's was already weak but determined to perform her sad duty - the last she would ever perform; SO FRAIL; The Queen Mother is caught as she stumbles into a chair during her 101st birthday celebrations at Clarence House; AMUSEMENT; Prince Charles delights in his grandmother's company as they share a giggle at an official engagement in Scotland; DUTIFUL; Aboard aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal for an official ceremony last November; RACEGOER; In royal purple, the Queen Mother arrives at Newbury racecourse last December for the Hennessy Gold Cup
Born, raised, educated, and employed in Lutheran Saxony, Weigel concealed a startlingly heterodox speculative intellect under the outwardly conforming guise of the dutiful and devoted pastor of Saxon Zschopau.
Why we care: The filmmakers and life partners learned their craft on such groundbreaking gay and lesbian documentaries as the Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk (on which they both worked) and the Oscar-nominated autobiographical Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (which Hoffmann directed and Reid photographed).
But no matter how dutiful the Leave No Trace backpacker, the ecology of the nation's wilderness areas remains at risk.
It's also part of the fashionable world picture which entirely excludes English nineteenth-century thought beyond a dutiful passing reference to 'Morris and Ruskin': that's bizarre in a book about art as a mirror (however distorted or distorting) of society, or as a glass house.
Tony's got a dutiful wife, a not so dutiful daughter, a son bearing his name, a mother he's trying to coax into a retirement home, a hot-headed uncle, and a not too secret mistress.