reasonable person standard


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reasonable person standard

Reasonable man standard Law & medicine A standard of behavior that is appropriate and expected for a mentally stable or 'reasonable' person under particular circumstances. See Canterbury v Spence, Contributory negligence, Negligence.
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Hotten said that "the reasonable person standard is less demanding than the heightened 'reasonably competent healthcare provider' standard applicable to a healthcare practitioner."
This article considers when it is necessary and, if so, appropriate, to modify the legal standard of care to account for these various roles--for example, by imbuing the reasonable person with certain personal characteristics--and rejects the view that the reasonable person standard should always be applied equivalently (or uniformly) to defendants and plaintiffs.
Canada inherited the reasonable person standard from England in Vaughn v.
(89) Undoubtedly, the presence of these symptoms in a given case should lead us to question whether an individual encumbered by Alzheimer's has the capability of attaining the reasonable person standard.
The reasonable person standard, on this view, is at best
Should the reasonable person standard, understood as paragon of virtue, be applicable in the aforementioned cases, we will arguably conclude that most persons will always come up short insofar as crime is an anomalous action (7).
(161) The reasonable person standard is an objective standard.
The reasonable person standard is based on the behavior of an average member of the community balancing the costs and benefits of expenditures on care.
Prior to Oncale, the use of a reasonable woman standard and a reasonable victim standard had been discussed because of the potential inadequacy of the broad reasonable person standard (Childers).
Smith, explicitly rejected a reasonable person standard. (4) The Missouri Supreme Court's decision, although sympathetic towards injured employees, serves to undermine the primary purpose of Missouri's workers' compensation law.