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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According to the California Supreme Court, gross negligence may be said to be "the want of even scant care or an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of conduct.
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The MP drew a distinction between gross negligence on the one hand, and simple negligence or the loss or theft of the card on the other.
California defines gross negligence as either a "want of even scant care" or "an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of conduct.
Gross negligence is the absence of even slight care.
Manslaughter by negligence: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
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Honey Rose, the optometrist found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of eight-year-old Vincent Barker, was awaiting sentencing when OT went to press.
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The statutory maximum penalty is 1,100 US dollars per barrel where the court finds simple negligence and 4,300 dollars per barrel US dollars where the court finds gross negligence or wilful misconduct.
THE manager of a coal mine where four men died after it flooded has appeared in court for the second time on charges of gross negligence.