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Unformatted text preview: 9) Discovery- Is a process lawyers use to gather information about their case that will help prepare their care for court. 10) Emancipated Minor- Is a person at least 16 years of age living independently and away from their parents or guardians and is declared legally emancipated by a court of law. 11) Medical Malpractice- Is when a health care provider acts in a negligent manner and causes the patient injury, loss, or damage 12) Negligence- Is when someone fails to provide reasonable care resulting in an unintended injury to someone else. 13) Plaintiff- Someone who initiates a civil complaint. 14) Privacy- Information cannot be released without having the patients consent. 15) Tort- Is any wrongful act where a civil suit can be brought....
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- Spring '08