Chap032 - Chapter 032 Professionals Liability Chapter 032...

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Chapter 032 : Professionals' Liability Chapter 032 : Professionals' Liability Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. All competent parties are not liable for their negligence or their failure to meet their contractual obligations. BT: Knowledge PO: 1 True False 2. The distinction that developed between malpractice and other forms of negligence in part stems from the fact that the performance of certain professionals is known as a "practice" and the people served are referred to as "patients" or "clients" rather than customers. BT: Knowledge PO: 2 True False 3. It is not a requirement for the plaintiff to show that the defendant owed him or her a duty to either perform an action or not perform an action. BT: Knowledge PO: 3 True False 4. The malpractice of a physician does not cause injury or loss to third parties, except in cases where the physician's negligence results in the patient's death or permanent disability. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 5. Pharmacists who dispense drugs other than those specifically prescribed by authorized professionals, such as physicians, cannot be charged with malpractice if the incorrectly dispensed drugs cause injury to the legal user. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False
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6. When the client relies on the financial planner's recommendations and suffers a loss, the financial planner cannot be sued for negligence. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 7. Architects design and supervise the construction of buildings and other large structures. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 8. Only architects are subject to lawsuits for negligence if their work results in injury to parties with whom they have contracted or to third parties, and not the engineers. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 9. An attorney is not liable to a client if he or she fails to exercise due care in handling a client's affairs. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 10. If the attorney is in a specialized practice, such as real estate, family law, or immigration law, it is the performance of other attorneys engaged in similar practice by which he or she will be judged. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 11. An attorney is liable to a client if he or she fails to exercise due care in handling a client's affairs. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 12. Insurance brokers are representatives of insurance buyers who deal with multiple companies. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False
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13. When an agent or broker fails to recommend appropriate insurance and the buyer suffers a financial loss that could have been prevented or lessened, the agent or broker can be charged with negligence. BT: Knowledge PO: 4 True False 14. Directors and officers of corporations have been successfully sued for breach of their duty of loyalty and duty of care, resulting from negligence, error, or omission.
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course GENB 4350 taught by Professor Louis during the Spring '11 term at Houston Baptist.

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Chap032 - Chapter 032 Professionals Liability Chapter 032...

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