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Facts Jay and Leo were climbing the steps that would lead them to riding with the driver Both of them were in their seventies which made it a tough task for them to climb the elevated steps The accident coupled with their unsteadiness caused them to lose their balance and fall Both these men suffered severe head injuries Jay had a pre-existing medical issue (clogged arteries) Jay passed away while on the way to the hospital Leo was admitted to Douglas Hospital Leo was discharged after a month The doctor did not notice the blood clot in Leo’s brain Leo is now severely paralyzed because of the blood clot They signed a waiver form before climbing the engine room Rules Tort of Negligence (Medical Malpractice) The respondent in a civil claim of negligence will only be liable to the plaintiff if it is proved that the healthcare worker has provided treatment that is below the reasonable standard and in order to prove this, they must establish that: 1. Duty of care

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