wanton negligence


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The provision of health care without regard for potential injury to the patient, in absence of intent to cause injury

wanton negligence

Malpractice The provision of health care without regard for potential injury to the Pt without an actual intent to cause injury–ie, 'reckless'. See Malpractice, Negligence.
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Under the Kansas statute, the driver could be held liable if the injury was caused by the driver's "gross and wanton negligence.
The Srajer plaintiff therefore labored to persuade the court that the defendant's driving at excessive speeds while intoxicated constituted gross and wanton negligence.
All of the defendants maintained that the experts failed to couch the standard of care violations discussed in their reports in terms of "willful and wanton negligence," which they claimed was required by Texas Civil Practice Rules.