gross negligence


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The reckless provision of health care that is clearly below the standards of accepted medical practice, either without regard for the potential consequences, or with wilful and wanton disregard for the rights and/or well-being of those for whom the duty is being performed

gross negligence

Malpractice The reckless provision of health care that is clearly below the standards of accepted medical practice, either without regard for the potential consequences, or with wilful and wanton disregard for the rights and/or well-being of those for whom the duty is being performed; grossly negligent health care is best described as 'sloppy'. See Malpractice, Negligence.

gross negligence

Any voluntary, intentional, and conscious act or omission committed by an individual, with reckless disregard for the consequences, esp. how they may affect another person's life or property.
See also: negligence
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The court filing reiterated the government's long-held position that BP committed gross negligence, a position that could nearly quadruple civil damages under the Clean Water Act to $21 billion if a federal judge agrees.
Transocean said in court papers on December 12 that "the drilling contract does not provide for indemnity in the event of intentional or willful misconduct in excess of gross negligence." Transocean is indemnified for negligence, even gross negligence, the company said.
Michael Gregory, reviewing lawyer in the CPS Special Crime Division, said: "I have decided that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward with gross negligence manslaughter."
Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Michael Gregory said yesterday: "I have decided that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward with gross negligence manslaughter.
Warwickshire Police confirmed that a 54-year-old man and two others aged 42 and 52, all from south Warwickshire, were arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after presenting themselves at a police station.
Griffiths, of Wiltshire Close, Bedworth, north Warwickshire, denied manslaughter by gross negligence.
This is a clear case of gross negligence, a standard of care so low as to shock the conscience.
Liz Reid, reviewing lawyer, CPS Special Crime Division, said: "I considered whether there was sufficient evidence to prosecute either the co-pilot, or the Army officer who had placed Private Sean Tait on the flight that day, for the offence of manslaughter by way of gross negligence of any or all of the victims.
AN INQUEST jury decided yesterday that an elderly couple were unlawfully killed by gross negligence when their vehicle was hit head-on by another car on a motorway.
ALMOST 200 passengers and crew of the Herald of Free Enterprise died on March 6, 1987, after the ferry capsized as a result of criminal acts and gross negligence throughout the operating company.
These proposals shield hospitals and doctors from all claims made by anyone entering the hospital via the ER, unless a plaintiff can show "gross negligence" by "clear and convincing evidence." Proponents know that it will be almost impossible for a patient to meet this most difficult burden of proof.
A 23-year-old man from Rugby, Warwickshire, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.