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circumstance

A UK euphemism for an event that may give rise to a claim for clinical negligence or medical malpractice.
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Under the circumstances of this case, 'the exigencies of the situation made that course imperative.'...The police were informed that an armed robbery had taken place and that the suspect had entered [the house] less than 5 minutes before they reached it.
Limits established under this section may be adjusted upward for a provider under the circumstances specified in paragraphs (f) (a) through (f) (8) of this section, and may be adjusted upward or downward under the circumstances specified in paragraph (f) (9) of this section.
Therefore, in work relationships involving professional men and women, the factors of direction and control are given less weight in determining the employer-employee relationship and, under the circumstances described in this case, are held to be nondeterminative.