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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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In his contribution, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, (Ekiti North) called for caution as he appealed to the Senate to engage the relevant agencies of government to know why the import duty was reduced from 35 to 10%.
'The illegally imported or smuggled phones, however, can be registered with PTA by paying the required import duty. This is a must to avoid the blocking of phones,' said a PTA official.
Earlier, apex mineral body Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) too had urged the government to take immediate steps to encourage export of iron ore from Karanataka and increase import duty on iron ore and its pellets to 30 per cent to check imports.
If it is assumed that a 25% import duty will be applied to all intermediate goods (many are only subject to a 10% import duty now), these duties will only amount to around $30 billion, which is only around one-half of one percent of total manufacturing output.
It was agreed that a variation in the customs duty (increase or decrease) on wheat, sugar and maize would be regulated and governed by formulae, also known as variable import duty formulae, based on a reference price system.
The Ministry of Finance is particularly concerned about the impact of the higher import duty on wheat on the price of bread and other staple food, but also mindful of the need to ensure policy certainty, food security and the financial health of the farming industry.
Mobile phone importers, distributors and users have strongly criticised the import duty on mobile phones in the budget 2015.
Global Banking News-August 15, 2014--Indian commerce minister wants cut in import duty on gold
Sugar costlier by `60/ quintal after import duty raised to 40%
Since Mexico imports corn and sorghum primarily from the United States, it is unclear who will be the target of the new 20 percent import duty on corn and 15 percent import duty on sorghum.
Summary: New Delhi: The Indian government is likely to increase import duty on jewellery from 10 ...
The automaker has not set the timeline for the launch of the vehicle because of heavy import duty rates and a sluggish market.