Legal Terms and Definitions

Legal Terms and Definitions - LegalTermsandDefinitions

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Legal Terms and Definitions Malpractice Improper or negligent treatment of a patient, as by a physician,  resulting in injury, damage, or loss.    Slander Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's  reputation. A false and malicious statement or report about someone. Libel A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages  a person's reputation. The act of presenting such material to the public. Negligence The state or quality of being negligent. A negligent act or a  failure to act. Failure to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable  under the circumstances, resulting in an unintended injury to. .. Assault  - A violent physical or verbal attack with intent to harm. Healthcare  provider who performs a “hands on” physical maneuver on the patient without  his/her consent. Battery
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2011 for the course PTA 1001 taught by Professor Rice during the Spring '11 term at South University Online.

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