Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The alterations of modes of medical practice, induced by the threat of liability, for the principal purposes of forestalling lawsuits by patients as well as providing good legal defense in the event that such lawsuits are instituted.
A group of slowly progressive inherited disorders affecting motor and sensory peripheral nerves. Subtypes include HMSNs I-VII. HMSN I and II both refer to CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE. HMSN III refers to hypertrophic neuropathy of infancy. HMSN IV refers to REFSUM DISEASE. HMSN V refers to a condition marked by a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy associated with spastic paraplegia (see SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA, HEREDITARY). HMSN VI refers to HMSN associated with an inherited optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY), and HMSN VII refers to HMSN associated with retinitis pigmentosa. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
Payment, or other means of making amends, for a wrong or injury.
Disorders affecting TWINS, one or both, at any age.
A semisynthetic derivative of CODEINE.
Narcotic analgesic related to CODEINE, but more potent and more addicting by weight. It is used also as cough suppressant.
Two offspring from the same PREGNANCY. They are from two OVA, fertilized at about the same time by two SPERMATOZOA. Such twins are genetically distinct and can be of different sexes.
Two off-spring from the same PREGNANCY. They are from a single fertilized OVUM that split into two EMBRYOS. Such twins are usually genetically identical and of the same sex.
Two individuals derived from two FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother. Twins are either monozygotic (TWINS, MONOZYGOTIC) or dizygotic (TWINS, DIZYGOTIC).
Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency.
A medical-surgical specialty concerned with management and care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
Disorders related or resulting from abuse or mis-use of opioids.
The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.
A hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy transmitted most often as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by progressive distal wasting and loss of reflexes in the muscles of the legs (and occasionally involving the arms). Onset is usually in the second to fourth decade of life. This condition has been divided into two subtypes, hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) types I and II. HMSN I is associated with abnormal nerve conduction velocities and nerve hypertrophy, features not seen in HMSN II. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
The killing of infants at birth or soon after.
An opioid analgesic made from MORPHINE and used mainly as an analgesic. It has a shorter duration of action than morphine.
A centrally active muscarinic antagonist that has been used in the symptomatic treatment of PARKINSON DISEASE. Benztropine also inhibits the uptake of dopamine.
A 1974 Federal act which preempts states' rights with regard to workers' pension benefits and employee benefits. It does not affect the benefits and rights of employees whose employer is self-insured. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)
The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from accessed 1/31/2003)
A centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant whose mechanism of action is not completely understood but may be related to its sedative actions. It is used as an adjunct in the symptomatic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions associated with painful muscle spasm. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1202)
A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
An exaggerated feeling of physical and emotional well-being not consonant with apparent stimuli or events; usually of psychologic origin, but also seen in organic brain disease and toxic states.
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
Pupillary constriction. This may result from congenital absence of the dilatator pupillary muscle, defective sympathetic innervation, or irritation of the CONJUNCTIVA or CORNEA.
The excessive use of marijuana with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.
Fundamental claims of patients, as expressed in statutes, declarations, or generally accepted moral principles. (Bioethics Thesaurus) The term is used for discussions of patient rights as a group of many rights, as in a hospital's posting of a list of patient rights.
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)
A legal concept that an accused is not criminally responsible if, at the time of committing the act, the person was laboring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act done or if the act was known, to not have known that what was done was wrong. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed)
Legal documents that are declarations of individuals' wishes regarding the disposal of their property or estate after death; esp: written instruments, legally executed, by which dispositions are made of estates. LIVING WILLS are written declarations regarding prolongation of life by extraordinary means.
Agents that cause vomiting. They may act directly on the gastrointestinal tract, bringing about emesis through local irritant effects, or indirectly, through their effects on the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the postremal area near the medulla.
A personality disorder in which there are oddities of thought (magical thinking, paranoid ideation, suspiciousness), perception (illusions, depersonalization), speech (digressive, vague, overelaborate), and behavior (inappropriate affect in social interactions, frequently social isolation) that are not severe enough to characterize schizophrenia.
Fixed sums paid regularly to individuals.
Measurable biological (physiological, biochemical, and anatomical features), behavioral (psychometric pattern) or cognitive markers that are found more often in individuals with a disease than in the general population. Because many endophenotypes are present before the disease onset and in individuals with heritable risk for disease such as unaffected family members, they can be used to help diagnose and search for causative genes.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
The aperture in the iris through which light passes.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Physiological and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal from the use of a drug after prolonged administration or habituation. The concept includes withdrawal from smoking or drinking, as well as withdrawal from an administered drug.
A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.
Disease involving the median nerve, from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical features include weakness of wrist and finger flexion, forearm pronation, thenar abduction, and loss of sensation over the lateral palm, first three fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Common sites of injury include the elbow, where the nerve passes through the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (pronator syndrome) and in the carpal tunnel (CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME).
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
The combined effects of genotypes and environmental factors together on phenotypic characteristics.
Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
A narcotic analgesic that may be habit-forming. It is a controlled substance (opium derivative) listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 329.1, 1308.11 (1987). Sale is forbidden in the United States by Federal statute. (Merck Index, 11th ed)
Hospital or other institutional ethics committees established to consider the ethical dimensions of patient care. Distinguish from ETHICS COMMITTEES, RESEARCH, which are established to monitor the welfare of patients or healthy volunteers participating in research studies.
Drugs obtained and often manufactured illegally for the subjective effects they are said to produce. They are often distributed in urban areas, but are also available in suburban and rural areas, and tend to be grossly impure and may cause unexpected toxicity.
MYELIN-specific proteins that play a structural or regulatory role in the genesis and maintenance of the lamellar MYELIN SHEATH structure.
Bicyclic bridged compounds that contain a nitrogen which has three bonds. The nomenclature indicates the number of atoms in each path around the rings, such as [2.2.2] for three equal length paths. Some members are TROPANES and BETA LACTAMS.
Tobacco used to the detriment of a person's health or social functioning. Tobacco dependence is included.
A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
The minimum acceptable patient care, based on statutes, court decisions, policies, or professional guidelines.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake.
Categorical classification of MENTAL DISORDERS based on criteria sets with defining features. It is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. (DSM-IV, page xxii)
Violation of laws, regulations, or professional standards.
Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.
A loosely defined group of drugs that tend to increase behavioral alertness, agitation, or excitation. They work by a variety of mechanisms, but usually not by direct excitation of neurons. The many drugs that have such actions as side effects to their main therapeutic use are not included here.
Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
A narcotic analgesic morphinan used as a sedative in veterinary practice.
The strengthening of a conditioned response.
A group of two-ring heterocyclic compounds consisting of a benzene ring fused to a diazepine ring.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A situation in which an individual might benefit personally from official or professional actions. It includes a conflict between a person's private interests and official responsibilities in a position of trust. The term is not restricted to government officials. The concept refers both to actual conflict of interest and the appearance or perception of conflict.
Persons or animals having at least one parent in common. (American College Dictionary, 3d ed)
Methods of detecting genetic etiology in human traits. The basic premise of twin studies is that monozygotic twins, being formed by the division of a single fertilized ovum, carry identical genes, while dizygotic twins, being formed by the fertilization of two ova by two different spermatozoa, are genetically no more similar than two siblings born after separate pregnancies. (Last, J.M., A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.
Agents that induce NARCOSIS. Narcotics include agents that cause somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); natural or synthetic derivatives of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has such effects. They are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.
Disorders related or resulting from use of cocaine.
The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.
Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.
Disorders in which there is a loss of ego boundaries or a gross impairment in reality testing with delusions or prominent hallucinations. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Child with one or more parents afflicted by a physical or mental disorder.
A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
The study of significant causes and processes in the development of mental illness.
Drugs that block the transport of DOPAMINE into axon terminals or into storage vesicles within terminals. Most of the ADRENERGIC UPTAKE INHIBITORS also inhibit dopamine uptake.
A characteristic showing quantitative inheritance such as SKIN PIGMENTATION in humans. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Stimulation of the brain, which is self-administered. The stimulation may result in negative or positive reinforcement.
Progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, resulting from its continued administration. It should be differentiated from DRUG RESISTANCE wherein an organism, disease, or tissue fails to respond to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should also be differentiated from MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE and NO-OBSERVED-ADVERSE-EFFECT LEVEL.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Mu opioid receptors bind, in decreasing order of affinity, endorphins, dynorphins, met-enkephalin, and leu-enkephalin. They have also been shown to be molecular receptors for morphine.
Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.
Agents that control agitated psychotic behavior, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in SCHIZOPHRENIA; senile dementia; transient psychosis following surgery; or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.
A malignant form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by HEART RATE between 200 and 250 beats per minute, and QRS complexes with changing amplitude and twisting of the points. The term also describes the syndrome of tachycardia with prolonged ventricular repolarization, long QT intervals exceeding 500 milliseconds or BRADYCARDIA. Torsades de pointes may be self-limited or may progress to VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION.
Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.
Agents inhibiting the effect of narcotics on the central nervous system.
A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.
A central nervous system stimulant used most commonly in the treatment of ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER in children and for NARCOLEPSY. Its mechanisms appear to be similar to those of DEXTROAMPHETAMINE. The d-isomer of this drug is referred to as DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.
A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated. These behaviors include aggressive conduct that causes or threatens physical harm to other people or animals, nonaggressive conduct that causes property loss or damage, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violations of rules. The onset is before age 18. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
The sodium salt of 4-hydroxybutyric acid. It is used for both induction and maintenance of ANESTHESIA.
A surgical specialty concerned with the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.
A short-acting benzodiazepine used in the treatment of insomnia. Some countries temporarily withdrew triazolam from the market because of concerns about adverse reactions, mostly psychological, associated with higher dose ranges. Its use at lower doses with appropriate care and labeling has been reaffirmed by the FDA and most other countries.
Learning situations in which the sequence responses of the subject are instrumental in producing reinforcement. When the correct response occurs, which involves the selection from among a repertoire of responses, the subject is immediately reinforced.
Revealing of information, by oral or written communication.
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
A medical-surgical specialty concerned with the physiology and disorders primarily of the female genital tract, as well as female endocrinology and reproductive physiology.
The different ways GENES and their ALLELES interact during the transmission of genetic traits that effect the outcome of GENE EXPRESSION.
Strong dependence, both physiological and emotional, upon morphine.
Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.
Marked depression appearing in the involution period and characterized by hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and agitation.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
Research that involves the application of the behavioral and social sciences to the study of the actions or reactions of persons or animals in response to external or internal stimuli. (from American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed)
A derivative of the opioid alkaloid THEBAINE that is a more potent and longer lasting analgesic than MORPHINE. It appears to act as a partial agonist at mu and kappa opioid receptors and as an antagonist at delta receptors. The lack of delta-agonist activity has been suggested to account for the observation that buprenorphine tolerance may not develop with chronic use.
Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of NALOXONE. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence.
A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Truthful revelation of information, specifically when the information disclosed is likely to be psychologically painful ("bad news") to the recipient (e.g., revelation to a patient or a patient's family of the patient's DIAGNOSIS or PROGNOSIS) or embarrassing to the teller (e.g., revelation of medical errors).
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
A schedule prescribing when the subject is to be reinforced or rewarded in terms of temporal interval in psychological experiments. The schedule may be continuous or intermittent.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Substances that do not act as agonists or antagonists but do affect the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptor-ionophore complex. GABA-A receptors (RECEPTORS, GABA-A) appear to have at least three allosteric sites at which modulators act: a site at which BENZODIAZEPINES act by increasing the opening frequency of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-activated chloride channels; a site at which BARBITURATES act to prolong the duration of channel opening; and a site at which some steroids may act. GENERAL ANESTHETICS probably act at least partly by potentiating GABAergic responses, but they are not included here.
Strong dependence, both physiological and emotional, upon heroin.
The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
A personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. The individual must be at least age 18 and must have a history of some symptoms of CONDUCT DISORDER before age 15. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.
A phenyl-piperidinyl-butyrophenone that is used primarily to treat SCHIZOPHRENIA and other PSYCHOSES. It is also used in schizoaffective disorder, DELUSIONAL DISORDERS, ballism, and TOURETTE SYNDROME (a drug of choice) and occasionally as adjunctive therapy in INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY and the chorea of HUNTINGTON DISEASE. It is a potent antiemetic and is used in the treatment of intractable HICCUPS. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p279)
Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
Theoretical representations that simulate psychological processes and/or social processes. These include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.
A central nervous system stimulant and sympathomimetic with actions and uses similar to DEXTROAMPHETAMINE. The smokable form is a drug of abuse and is referred to as crank, crystal, crystal meth, ice, and speed.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.
Preclinical testing of drugs in experimental animals or in vitro for their biological and toxic effects and potential clinical applications.
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
The action of a drug that may affect the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of another drug.
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.
Diseases that are caused by genetic mutations present during embryo or fetal development, although they may be observed later in life. The mutations may be inherited from a parent's genome or they may be acquired in utero.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate DOPAMINE RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of dopamine or exogenous agonists. Many drugs used in the treatment of psychotic disorders (ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS) are dopamine antagonists, although their therapeutic effects may be due to long-term adjustments of the brain rather than to the acute effects of blocking dopamine receptors. Dopamine antagonists have been used for several other clinical purposes including as ANTIEMETICS, in the treatment of Tourette syndrome, and for hiccup. Dopamine receptor blockade is associated with NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME.
Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1, continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2, arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3, shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.
Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.

Settling for less? Tobacco industry. (1/321)

In November 1998, a coalition of state negotiators and five tobacco companies reached an agreement in which the cigarette makers would pay out the biggest financial settlement in history, $206 billion over the next 25 years to 46 states, to compensate for the medical treatment of patients suffering from tobacco-related health problems. Critics of the settlement say the tobacco companies are getting off the hook too easily, and that the deal's public health provisions are unacceptably riddled with loopholes. But the attorneys general who negotiated the settlement defended it as a good deal-but clearly not as a panacea. Ultimately, they feel, Congress should pass legislation to provide essential reforms, including full Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco.  (+info)

Clinical guidelines: proliferation and medicolegal significance. (2/321)

Guidelines seeking to influence and regulate clinical activity are currently gaining a new cultural ascendancy on both sides of the Atlantic. Statutory agencies may be charged with developing clinical guidelines, and civil courts, in deciding actions in negligence, could be influenced by standards of care expressed in guideline statements. Clinical guidelines are not accorded unchallengeable status: they have been subject to careful scrutiny by British and American courts to establish their authenticity and relevance. In the United States, compliance with clinical guidelines cannot be used as a defence against liability if a physician's conduct is held to have been negligent, and third party organisations can be held liable if their clinical guidelines are found to be a contributory cause of patient harm. Guidelines have not usurped the role of the expert witness in court. The importance the law attaches to customary practice means that atypical or bizarre guidelines are unlikely to be accepted as embodying a legally required standard of clinical care.  (+info)

Impact of litigation on senior clinicians: implications for risk management. (3/321)

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of litigation on consultants and senior registrars and to establish their views on methods of reducing adverse events and litigation. DESIGN: Postal survey. SETTING: Acute hospitals in the North Thames (West) Regional Health Authority. SUBJECTS: 1011 consultants and senior registrars in acute hospitals. MAIN MEASURES: Perceived causes and effects of adverse events; views on methods of reducing litigation and adverse events. RESULTS: 769 (76%) doctors responded. 288 (37%) had been involved in litigation at some point during their career; 213 surgeons (49%) and 75 (23%) doctors in the medical specialties. Anger, distress, and feeling personally attacked were common responses to litigation. Clinicians' views on reducing litigation emphasised the need for change at the clinical level. Supervision of junior staff, workload, and training in communication skills were to the fore. CONCLUSIONS: The high frequency of doctors who have experienced litigation and the emotional responses described indicate that clinicians require support at several levels. At a personal level, support can be offered to clinicians going through the litigation process or after an adverse event. Also, managerial support is needed by offering financial and practical help in correcting the factors that have been consistently identified as producing high risk situations to minimise the possibility of a reoccurrence. Accidents in medicine are, by their very nature, costly in human and financial terms and the root causes must be tackled. Recommendations are made for clinicians and risk management teams.  (+info)

Medical liability risk avoidance: a case for adopting the International Normalized Ratio (INR) system. (4/321)

Since bleeding is a common adverse effect associated with the oral anticoagulant warfarin, maximizing the therapeutic potential of this drug requires close laboratory monitoring. The International Normalized Ratio (INR) is a system that has been developed to improve and standardize the assessment of the intensity of oral anticoagulation therapy. Clinical information and medicolegal arguments supporting the adoption of this system are reviewed. The potential for improvement in patient outcomes and minimization of medical liability favors the adoption of the INR system.  (+info)

Considerations in pharmaceutical conversion: focus on antihistamines. (5/321)

The practice of pharmaceutical conversion, which encompasses three types of drug interchange (generic, brand, and therapeutic substitution), is increasing in managed care settings. Pharmaceutical conversion has numerous implications for managed care organizations, their healthcare providers, and their customers. Although drug cost may be a driving consideration in pharmaceutical conversion, a number of other considerations are of equal or greater importance in the decision-making process may affect the overall cost of patient care. Among these considerations are clinical, psychosocial, and safety issues; patient adherence; patient satisfaction; and legal implications of pharmaceutical conversion. Patient-centered care must always remain central to decisions about pharmaceutical conversion. This article discusses the issues related to, and implications of, pharmaceutical conversion utilizing the antihistamines class of drugs as the case situation.  (+info)

Three countries' experience with Norplant introduction. (6/321)

Despite international efforts to plan for Norplant introduction, the method has drawn the attention of critics of family planning programmes, and has raised several issues for debate since it was introduced into family planning programmes. The experiences of three countries with the introduction of Norplant highlight some of the unique features of the method that have affected its introduction. Indonesia, Bangladesh and the United States represent diverse cultural settings and systems of family planning provision. Experience in each country has highlighted the need to focus on quality of care for clients, most notably the need for good counselling and attention to removal as well as insertion. The cost of Norplant also has influenced its introduction in each country. Another issue includes the need to work with women's health advocacy groups, which is illustrated particularly in Bangladesh. Finally, the role of litigation in the United States, and its potential role in influencing Norplant introduction in other countries, is discussed. These three countries' experience illustrate the importance of understanding the programmatic context of contraceptive introduction.  (+info)

Physicians' perceptions of managed care. (7/321)

We wished to determine physicians' views and knowledge of managed care, particularly their beliefs about the provisions of managed care contracts in terms of legality and ethics. A questionnaire was sent to the 315 physicians of the medical staff of Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut regarding managed care and managed care contracts. Sixty-six responses were received within a 45-day period (20.9% return). Although only 1 of 11 contract provisions presented in one section of the questionnaire was illegal in Connecticut, a majority of physicians believed 7 of the 11 were illegal. On average, 50% of physicians polled thought each of the provisions was illegal, and a varying majority of physicians (53% to 95.4%) felt the various provisions were unethical. The majority of respondents (84.8% to 92.4%) believed that nondisclosure provisions were unethical. Ninety-seven percent thought managed care interferes with quality of care, and 72.7% of physicians felt that the managed care industry should be held legally responsible for ensuring quality of care. However, 92.4% of physicians considered themselves to be ethically responsible for ensuring quality of care. Physicians have a poor understanding of the legal aspects of managed care contracts but feel strongly that many provisions of these contracts are unethical. Physicians also believe that managed care is causing medicine to be practiced in a manner that is contrary to patients' interests and that legal recourse is needed to prevent this.  (+info)

Surgeons find themselves on trial in forum featuring CMPA lawyers. (8/321)

During a recent forum, Ontario surgeons learned that the courtroom requires a much different form of behaviour than the operating room. These lessons hit home during a mock trial featuring CMPA lawyers.  (+info)

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against the Gambia as a result of the purported acts of the former government. Consequently, the Gambia now faces a potential legal liability bill in excess of two billion dalasis, Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou said on Thursday, 23rd March at a press conference held at AG Chambers.. He said the ministry of justice is currently exploring various options for a quick resolution of these cases so that they can put them behind them and focus on the important task of rebuilding and strengthening the justice system of the country.. The ministry of Justice has also been in contact with some international organisations including Article 19, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and the International Bar Association in order to seek support for the justice sector reforms. Minister Tambedou said, In consultation with the ministry of Information, Communication and Infrastructure, we will be reviewing a draft Memorandum of Understanding on tripartite ...
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A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed after a Connecticut man died during a surgical procedure because of an alleged drug mix-up. The 53 year old suffered from cardiac arrest during a double-level anterior discectomy performed at a surgical center. A recent article by Outpatient Surgery details the alleged events that are the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit recently filed by his family.. While the man was undergoing a spinal surgery, a surgical assistant allegedly pressed against his blood pressure cuff, causing his reading to drop. When the reading dropped, the anesthesiologist monitoring the patient reacted to the false reading by giving the patient medication to remedy his perceived blood pressure issue. When trying to remedy the problem, the doctor allegedly gave the wrong medication. The complaint goes on to allege that the facility did not stock the proper medication to reverse the impact of the incorrectly administered medication.. Following these events, the patient went ...
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A New Mexico medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that a New Mexico hospital administered a medication to the plaintiff that the hospital was aware that the plaintiff was allergic to, which resulted in the plaintiff suffering cardiac arrest. Then, the defendant hospital failed to abide by the terms of the plaintiffs do not resuscitate instructions, which led to the plaintiff suffering permanent and debilitating pain.. The plaintiff suffers from Dercum disease, a extremely rare disease characterized by multiple painful growths consisting of fatty tissue known as lipomas. These growths occur mainly on the trunk, the upper arms, and the upper legs. The growths occur just below the skin and the pain associated with Dercum disease is often severe.. The Underlying Facts. The plaintiff went to the defendant hospitals emergency department on February 5, 2016, for pain comtrol. The plaintiff alleges that she advised the emergency room personnel that she was allergic to Dilaudid. Despite such knowledge, ...
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But that is what the patient thinks. Posted November 7, 2018 by Doug Mann & filed under Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury.. Common Examples of Medical Negligence. Medical negligence is the central issue involved in medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania. No one visits a hospital, doctors office, or emergency room with the thought of being injured in any way. PARTICULARS OF NEGLIGENCE AND/OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY. Beilby Poulden Costello have represented injured Sydney siders who have suffered from medical negligence for over 35 years. Medical malpractice can take many forms. In: Nathan HL. Medical Malpractice: Michael Chambers informs you about everything you need to know Medical malpractice is an example of negligence that may cause a severe personal injury or death. Examples of medical negligence can be anything from a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a medical condition, to injuries caused by poor hospital hygiene or failure to follow proper procedures. In law, negligence is ...
Medical negligence can have a serious impact on a patients life, therefore, the desire to get compensation and/or an apology from the doctor is natural and in some cases necessary. However, only an experienced and skilled medical negligence solicitor can guide plaintiffs through the complicated and confusing process of medical negligence claims. is a website that allows people to contact medical negligence lawyers in Australia. The website shares various guidelines and tips which people can use to find the right Medical Negligence Solicitor for their specific case.. Explaining the role of medical negligence solicitors and their importance, the website states: You could instruct a medical negligence solicitor to act for you in making a complaint only. Complaints are best dealt with by bodies such as the Health Care Complaints Commission. But if your need is financial compensation you must see an experienced medical negligence lawyer as medical boards generally do not have ...
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A Texas jury awarded $10 million to a man who became a multiple amputee after being given the blood thinner, heparin, at Methodist Hospital. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the hospital and several of its doctors were negligent in not observing his condition after being given the drug which led to gangrene and the necessity of amputating several body parts.
Kathryn Coiro, a resident of Birmingham, AL has won a $106,026 medical malpractice lawsuit against Trinity Medical Center for making her undergo two biopsy surgeries for removing a cyst in her left breast.. Coiro was already a breast cancer survivor, having undergone surgery on her right breast in 2003. She was again diagnosed for a cyst in her left breast in July 2007. When she went in for the operation on July 13, 2007 and was being prepped, a nurse put a mark on her left breast. At this point, Coiro informed the nurse that the mark was not in the same place as the cyst which was to be removed. Coiro was told it was simply so that doctors would know which breast to operate on.. The Coiro asked if she could draw a smiley face on the upper part of her left breast. She was allowed to do so, and then put under with an anesthetic for the operation. When Coiro woke up after the operation, she found that doctors had dissected and removed a section where the nurse had made the mark.. Coiro told the ...
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A woman who was jailed in 1998 in Wayne County, Michigan went into labor while she was incarcerated. The jail had her transported to a local hospital but she was sent back to jail two hours later. Back in jail, her labor pains intensified, causing other inmates to yell for the guards to assist the woman but the guards failed to promptly respond. When the guards finally responded, the babys head had already emerged. At the time the baby was born in jail, she was not breathing and her brain was deprived of oxygen. She suffered permanent and severe brain damage as a result of the deprivation of oxygen to her brain, resulting in her need for constant supervision. The now 14-year-old girl is severely impaired and has lived with a guardian since her birth.. The Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Factual Allegations. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that on December 2, 1998, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the pregnant inmate went into labor. She was left in her cell until approximately 9:28 p.m. that ...
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Sumner Medical Law is admitted to practice in South Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arkansas and Maryland. Sumner Medical Law can also perform as a first-chair trial attorney in most other states through motion and association with local counsel.. Sumner Medical Law routinely obtains generous settlements and awards on cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, and prescription drug mistakes.. To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligent and that this negligence caused the patients injuries. Sumner Medical Law regularly consults with a number of licensed medical professionals and retains prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.. Sumner Medical Law can represent plaintiffs in a wide variety of malpractice cases ...
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Shocking statistic: fewer that 2% of physicians are responsible for ALL medical malpractice claims. A report released by the Journal of Patient Safety in January 2017 showed that the majority of all medical malpractice suits were the result of the unreasonable actions of a few physicians. The medical investigators reached the conclusion that a small outlier of physicians had a disproportionately negative impact on the safety of all patients. Over the past 25 years, there have been $83 billion in medical malpractice lawsuit payouts. The unreasonable actions of 1.8% of all physicians were responsible for half of that amount. Those physicians, however, were rarely disciplined for their conduct. (Learn more about how Ohio medical malpractice lawsuits work.) The data demonstrates that only 12.3% of physicians had any action taken against their medical license. And only 6.3% had any action taken against their clinical privileges to provide care. That includes care at medical centers and hospitals. ...
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Some accept as gospel that frivolous lawsuits are a big part of medical malpractice litigation: Baseless claims brought by uninjured people, or whose injuries were not caused by negligence. Not so, according to Claims, Errors, and Compensation Payments in Medical Malpractice Litigation, a study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Risk Management Foundation that was published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine.. The results, in fact, are the opposite of what the tort deformers claim, based on results from 1,452 randomly selected, closed medical malpractice files. The reviewers found that 97 percent had indeed suffered harm. In about one-third of these patients, the damage wasnt clearly attributable to negligent medical treatment, a wrong prescription, or a misdiagnosis. Most of those claims were correctly denied compensation, the team reports.. According to the study, 73 percent of plaintiffs whose claims had merit received compensation.. The study ...
A 1984 Harvard study of more than 30000 records from 51 randomly selected hospitals in New York found that adverse medical events occur in the more than 3.7% of patients admitted and that more than a quarter of these were due to medical negligence. Close to 14% of the adverse medical events were fatal and 2.6% resulted in severe disability. When extrapolated to the 2.7 million patients discharged from New York hospitals that year about 13,450 people died and 2250 were seriously injured. (When Doctors Kill By Stephen J. Cina, Joshua A. Perper).. These are the stats which are showing the medical malpractice and medical negligence issues of the most prominent and advanced city of the world. After reading those horrible figures one can understand that the world is suffering from medical malpractice and negligence on a much higher scale and the prevention only lies when we background check our doctor or medical practitioner through primary source verification, medical credentialing and by medical ...
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There are distinct differences between an SSRI Antidepressant (Zoloft - sertraline, Paxil - paroxetine, Prozac - fluoxetine, Lexapro - escitalopram and Celexa - citalopram) class action lawsuit and a more typical individual SSRI lawsuit. A SSRI class action lawsuit would be a form of SSRI lawsuit in which a large group of people (plaintiffs) collectively bring a lawsuit to court in the form of a class action against the manufacturers of the SSRI antidepressant (defendant). In a class action lawsuit involving personal injury, resulting from defective products such as antidepressant SSRI drugs like Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine), Prozac (fluoxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram) and Celexa (citalopram), all SSRI lawsuit plaintiffs would typically be grouped together into a single SSRI class action lawsuit, regardless of the degree or severity of their birth defect injuries. In this type of SSRI class action lawsuit, plaintiffs with injuries ranging from minor heart murmurs not requiring ...
Legal news for New York medical malpractice lawyers- NY Nursing home care workers neglected Bronx mothers needs causing a bedsore that resulted in death.. Bronx, NY ( - A woman who stayed in Westchester nursing home died of an infected bedsore wound and the family has since filed a lawsuit on her behalf, announced New York Daily News.. 73-year-old Verda Henry, a Bronx resident, went to a Westchester nursing home in 2005 hoping that it would be a temporary place of healing for her fractured arm, until she tried to leave to go back to her home when medical staff refused. Henry had developed a fatal wound due to negligent care she received at the nursing home. Henry attempted to leave multiple times after two years past and she was still living in the New Rochelle nursing home, for the reason that court documents call a dreadful bedsore wound.. Patricia, Henrys daughter, sued the Sutton Park Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Bronx Supreme Court after Henry died in ...
AMY GOODMAN: President Bush speaking before Congress in his 2005 State of the Union Address. The President won an initial victory in tort reform on Thursday when a bill sought by corporations to curb class action lawsuits advanced in the Senate. The Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve the measure and send it to the full Senate where it will be considered early next week. The bill transfers most class action lawsuits from State Courts to more stringent Federal Courts, and is the first in a package of changes to the tort system sought by the Bush Administration.. JUAN GONZALEZ: But Republican Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania is trying to take the bill one step further. Specter is pushing forward an amendment to impose new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, and that would also preclude people who claim they have been, have suffered from asbestos poisoning from filing lawsuits. Asbestos was widely used for fireproofing and insulation until 1970s. Studies have shown that inhaled ...
Civil ligations have three results in China: civil ruling, civil judgment, and civil mediation in court. A civil ruling is the processing of a result of the procedure problem and does not address the rights and obligations to the defendant-plaintiff. Civil judgment is a verdict by the judge about the malpractice dispute and addresses the rights and obligations to the defendant-plaintiff. Civil mediation is a compromise by the defendant-plaintiff in court.. Hospitals bear the liability in three ways: liability for breach of contract, fault liability, and equitable liability. Liability for breach of contract means that the hospital undertakes the responsibility of a breach of medical service contract with a patient. Fault liability means that the hospital undertakes the liability based on some degree of responsibility. Equitable liability means that although the hospital is not at fault, it provides appropriate compensation for the injured patients as per its current property ...
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Failure to do so results in liability for the defendant's legal fees. Filing an action but failing to find a suitable expert or ... This argument usually comes in connection with product liability, which is strict liability in the United States, subject to a ... "product liability is so extreme and uncertain as to retard innovation. The legal and regulatory climate places firms in ... Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 4:3 (March 2007). Tort reform at Curlie Legal- Civil Trials and Tort Costs from Data360. ...
Robbs, Maureen (Fall 2013). "Legal Liability in Diving". Alert Diver. Divers Alert Network. Retrieved 1 March 2018.. ... Failure to disclose a known medical condition which is then the cause of an injury will usually disqualify the diver from legal ... Waivers and release The waiver is intended as a legal defense against lawsuits claiming ordinary negligence by the operator. ... and public liability insurance. A large proportion of divers visiting tropical coral reef destinations are international ...
Robbs, Maureen (Fall 2013). "Legal Liability in Diving". Alert Diver. Divers Alert Network. Retrieved 1 March 2018. DAN legal ... In some legislation, commercial diving is defined as any diving done by an employee as part of their job, and for legal ... A diving contractor is the legal entity responsible for the execution of diving operations for a client. The diving contractor ... Professional diving operations are generally required to be documented for legal reasons related to contractual obligations and ...
Strict liability versus negligence. Journal of Legal Studies, 9(1), pp. 1-25. Shavell, S., 1984. The design of contracts and ... A model of the optimal use of liability and safety regulation. RAND Journal of Economics, 15(2), pp. 271-280. Shavell, S., 1987 ... and legal process. He was a Guggenheim Fellow. Shavell, S., 1979. Risk sharing and incentives in the principal and agent ...
Robbs, Maureen (Fall 2013). "Legal Liability in Diving". Alert Diver Online. Divers Alert Network. Staff (2002). Williams, Paul ... Hicks, RE (1997). "The Legal Scope of "Scientific Diving": An Analysis of the OSHA Exemption". In: EJ Maney, Jr and CH Ellis, ... Where the diver requires mobility and a large range of movement, scuba is usually the choice if safety and legal constraints ... Concannon, David G. (2011). Vann, R. D.; Lang, M. A. (eds.). "Legal Issues Associated with Diving Fatalities: Panel Discussion ...
A signed liability waiver, however, is not a blanket exemption from liability for operators of a dangerous activity. The ... 4th 296, 314-315 (1992). "Assumption of Risk". Legal Dictionary. Retrieved 13 February 2019. Diamond, John L. "Assumption of ... Courts often refuse to enforce a general liability waiver if it fails to inform the signer of the specific risk that caused the ... For example, a gym requires its members to sign a liability waiver stating that the gym is not legally responsible for any ...
"The Legal Meaning of Kafalah". Law Teacher. Retrieved 7 October 2017. Jamaldeen, Islamic Finance For Dummies, 2012:97 "Rahn". ... It is also used to refer to the contract that secures a financial liability, with the actual physical collateral given another ... This type of transaction is similar to the contractum trinius, a legal maneuver used by European bankers and merchants during ... Each hawala transaction takes place entirely on the honour system, and since the system does not depend on the legal ...
In terms of the ownership of the house, the buyer/borrower/debtor will have legal title to the house during the term of ... A rahn contract is made in order to secure a financial liability. According to Mecelle, rahn is "to make a property a security ... unlike futures contracts forward contracts are not traded on any exchanges; futures: a legal agreement to buy or sell a ... Credit cards ki shari'i hathiyat [Legal position of credit cards]. Urdu. Fikro Nazar (Islamibad) 45 (4)(April-June): 83-125. ...
Abraham, Haim (2019-12-01). "Tort Liability for Belligerent Wrongs". Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 39 (4): 813-814. doi: ... cost of legal, medical, psychological, and social services. Rehabilitation - medical, psychological, social services, and legal ... The legal concept of reparation has two components: the right of the victim of an injury to receive reparation, and the duty of ... The international legal underpinning for the right to effective remedy and duty to provide reparation can be found in multiple ...
"Tort Liability for Belligerent Wrongs". Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 39 (4): 808-833. doi:10.1093/ojls/gqz025. ISSN 0143- ... The rules relate to legal proceedings in the courts of another state, not in a state's own courts. The rules developed at a ... Under customary international law, countries are normally immune from legal proceedings in another state. Sovereign immunity is ... they will not by their process make him against his will a party to legal proceedings whether the proceedings involve process ...
... the liability of legal persons; the lack of supervision or control by a natural person over a legal person; the definition of ... Legal remedies Article 9 - Laundering offences Article 10 - Corporate liability Article 11 - Previous decisions Section 2 - ... For reasons of legal certainty and in order to ensure the uniform implementation of Council of Europe's conventions, ... The assessment is undertaken by rapporteurs for legal, FIU and international co-operation issues, and is based on the replies ...
Impose legal liability for acts that at the time of committing such acts the law does not stipulate liability; b) Impose higher ... creating large tax liabilities for 3,000 people where no liability existed before. Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding ... Such legal changes are also known by the Latin term in mitius.[citation needed] Some common-law jurisdictions do not permit ... In criminal law, it may criminalize actions that were legal when committed; it may aggravate a crime by bringing it into a more ...
Legal Newsline Legal Journal. Retrieved 4 February 2014. "ORDER ESTIMATING AGGREGATE LIABILITY" (PDF). UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY ... "Judge Slashes Asbestos Liability In Garlock Bankruptcy To $125 Million". Personal Finance. Forbes. Retrieved 4 February 2014. ... bankruptcy judge set Garlock's liability for all present and future claims at $125 million, a fraction of the $1.4 billion ... thereby establishing Gore as the legal inventor. Garlock has been subject to multiple lawsuits regarding asbestos, which were ...
Legal liability of the company. Prevention of company confidentiality. Prevention of company data breaches. Prevention of ... or protect themselves from liability. However, the impact on privacy could affect employee contentment and well being at the ...
"A Theory of Strict Liability". Journal of Legal Studies. 2 (1): 151-204. doi:10.1086/467495. S2CID 153758836. --- (1975). " ... he was chosen in a poll taken by Legal Affairs as one of the most influential legal thinkers of modern times. A study of legal ... he was chosen in a poll taken by Legal Affairs as one of the most influential legal thinkers of modern times. A study of legal ... In 2000, a study published in The Journal of Legal Studies identified Epstein as the 12th-most cited legal scholar of the 20th ...
... (26 May 1928 - 21 July 2020) was a Dutch judge and legal scholar. He was justice on the Supreme Court of the ... Wolfgang Ernst (31 July 2014). The Development of Traffic Liability. Cambridge University Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-107-47575-5 ... Snijders is regarded as having strengthened the Dutch judicial liability system, together with Auke Bloembergen. During the ... John Bell; David Ibbetson (31 July 2014). European Legal Development. Cambridge University Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-107-47562- ...
Abraham, Haim (2019-12-01). "Tort Liability for Belligerent Wrongs". Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 39 (4): 808-833. doi: ... Legal remedy Restitution Haiti indemnity controversy Reparation (legal) Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany, ... After the Gulf War, Iraq accepted United Nations Security Council Resolution 687, which declared Iraq's financial liability for ... legal persons), "marked a significant step in the evolution of international claims practice." Funds for these payments were to ...
limited liability company'), abbreviated sp. z o.o., is the legal title of a limited liability company in Poland. The necessary ... The legal representative of a board member cannot be confined in an external legal effect. The articles of incorporation ... The legal base case therefore regulates by a multi-person board that for issuing statements on behalf of the Sp. z o.o. the ... The legal basis of the insolvency of a Sp. z o.o. regulates the Polish Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law of 2003. The bankruptcy ...
Indemnification and limitation of liability , LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved on 2011-03-21. http ... In addition, liability can be disputed in the absence of strict liability laws. As a non-power example, after the 1984 Bhopal ... While many industries have no explicit liability cap, in practice, liability in such industries may be limited to the assets of ... Due to the structure of the liability immunities, as the number of nuclear plants in operation is reduced, the public liability ...
Inadequate liability guarantees: Though some companies offer liability guarantees such as Airbnb's "Host Guarantee" that ... In addition, ride-share drivers' status continues to be ambiguous when it comes to legal matters. On New Year's Eve in 2013, an ... This has led to a number of legal challenges, with some jurisdiction ruling, for example, that ride sharing through for-profit ... This has been described as "shifting liabilities and responsibilities" to the works, while denying them the traditional job ...
the cooperative has legal personality and limited liability. *the objective is the general benefit of the community and the ... Cooperatives as legal entities[edit]. A cooperative is a legal entity owned and democratically controlled by its members. ... The legal entities have a range of social characteristics. Membership is open, meaning that anyone who satisfies certain non- ... A housing cooperative is a legal mechanism for ownership of housing where residents either own shares (share capital co-op) ...
Liability coverage Liability is typically bundled together with building and contents coverage. Injuries and damage on premises ... The insurance policy is a legal contract between the insurance carrier (insurance company) and the named insured(s). It is a ... This means that it covers both damage to one's property and liability for any injuries and property damage caused by the owner ... Homeowner's policy is a multiple-line insurance policy, meaning that it includes both property insurance and liability coverage ...
JEL: K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior JEL: K40 - Geral. JEL: K41 - Litigation Process. JEL: K42 - ... JEL: K13 - Tort Law and Product Liability. JEL: K14 - Criminal Law. JEL: K19 - Outros. JEL: K2 - Regulation and Business Law ... JEL: P37 - Legal Institutions; Illegal Behavior. JEL: P39 - Outros. JEL: P4 - Other Economic Systems ... JEL: L43 - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation. JEL: L44 - Antitrust Policy and Public Enterprise, Nonprofit ...
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The airport avoided liability claims against Imtech and other firms involved in the construction of the fire exhaustion system. ... A legal battle ensued, as local residents filed lawsuits against the ministry's decision. The dispute ended 16 March 2006, when ... In May the airport faced new legal issues as concerned citizens claimed that the aeroplane noise caused by the new airport ... In February 2020, an ongoing legal dispute that could delay the railway project by several more years, to 2026 or later, raised ...
Business & Legal Reports *Study Finds Many Day Laborers Exploited[permanent dead link] ... It would have increased employer liability under FLSA suits to the amount promised by the employer, rather than the minimum ... Legal Information Institute. Retrieved on 2013-08-12. ...
"Climate Liability News. Retrieved 2018-10-23.. *^ Cama, Timothy (2018-10-18). "Trump admin again asks Supreme Court to stop ... Legal actions to affect climate change by federal and state-level governments have been attempted since the 1990s; one of the ... "Climate Liability News. Retrieved 2018-10-23.. *^ Savage, Karen (2018-10-15). "Judge Denies Government Motions to Dismiss Youth ... "Climate Liability News. Retrieved 2018-10-23.. *^ Savage, Karen (2018-10-06). "As Trial Looms, Trump Administration Still ...
... 1991 American legal drama film. *Collective redress, a similar legal framework currently under development in the ... If the latter is the case, the liability cannot be discussed but only the damages.[26] There under the Chilean procedural rules ... Joint litigation (Streitgenossenschaft) is a legal act that may permit plaintiffs that are in the same legal community with ... "Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 37 (4): 814-843. doi:10.1093/ojls/gqx016.. ...
P.S. Our legal system still works!"[147] The gender gap has partly been explained by "the maternal instinct". The idea of a ... Her estimated liabilities were between $500,000 and $1 million.[183]. Civil suits. In September 2008, Zenaida Fernandez- ... One legal analyst stated that if the jury had found Anthony guilty before receiving the exculpatory evidence, the prosecution's ... Morgan felt that was improper, but legal experts think that Anthony is well within her rights to plead the Fifth until her ...
According to some legal opinion, more than 100 Turnbull government decisions are vulnerable to legal challenge as a result of ... the reference to a possible sentence relates to the seriousness of the offence and not to the liability of a particular convict ... Sydney: Legal Books. pp. 407-8, 410.. *^ a b Free v Kelly & Australian Electoral Commission (No 2) [1996] HCA 42, (1996) 185 ... He claimed to have legal advice that this did not disqualify him under s 44(iv) and his eligibility was not challenged at the ...
Lobbyists may use a legal device known as amicus curiae (literally: "friend of the court") briefs to try to influence court ... Wiszowaty, Marcin: Legal Regulation of Lobbying in New Members States of the European Union, Arbeitspapiere und Materialien - ... Non-Profit Action description of "Lobbying Versus Advocacy: Legal Definitions" Archived 2010-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. ...
Legal proceedings. Neighbor's lawsuit. On May 20, 2020, the occupants of a neighboring apartment filed a lawsuit against ... The officers and the LMG admitted no liability nor wrongdoing and were absolved of any medical expenses related to Taylor's ... use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that Walker caused."[106] The lawsuit details that Mattingly underwent ... Walker's legal team asserts that because forensic photography shows no blood in the part of the apartment where Mattingly says ...
"Cases and Materials on Legal Methods", 1969 pp. 374 3t seq for Administrative Law ... potential liability as a co-defendant. A witness who appears in court as part of his official duties is immune from service of ... two different and competing legal systems in England, one of them common law and the other equity. They were, however, aware of ... maintenance was viewed as the primary evil of the legal system. Political songs of the day evoked the problem: "At Westminster ...
Kennedy, Duncan (1982). Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy. Journal of Legal Education Vol.32 (No. 591) ... Henry J. Richardson III, "Black People, Technocracy, and Legal Process: Thoughts, Fears, and Goals," in Public Policy for the ... In the Seventeenth Century Thomas Hobbes founded a contractualist theory of legal positivism on what all men could agree upon: ... The ICC and other international courts (see Regional human rights above exist to take action where the national legal system of ...
Legal action and responsibility[edit]. In response to the events that transpired in Missouri during the 1970s, a number of laws ... The passage of CERCLA also defined the liability of a company and ensured that parties responsible for the release of toxic ... and Liability Act (CERCLA) established a multibillion-dollar Superfund to investigate and clean up old, abandoned hazardous ... Bliss was the object of many legal pursuits. Over 14,000 citizens' suits were filed against NEPACCO and its officers, Syntex ...
Legal adviser to the convening authority[edit]. Responsibilities[edit]. General Hartmann volunteered to return to active duty ... personal injury and products liability, sexual discrimination, contract breaches and fraud, employment status and unemployment ... 2.2 Legal adviser to the convening authority *2.2.1 Responsibilities. *2.2.2 Dispute with Colonel Morris Davis, senior ... a Legal Advisor's post trial responsibilities necessitate he act in a quasi-judicial role; one where he must remain neutral and ...
Sovereign immunity waives a holder from all legal liability for their actions. It is proposed that this immunity from ... Carmine Guerriero (2016). "Endogenous Legal Traditions". International Review of Law and Economics. 46: 49-69. doi:10.1016/j. ... Carmine Guerriero (2016). "Endogenous Legal Traditions and Economic Outcomes". Journal of Comparative Economics. 44: 416-433. ... The Governing Committee has determined that the most appropriate legal status for the GDLN AP in Thailand is a "Foundation". ...
Such a system may appear to be a fair, free and legal exchange, whereby an employer offers something of value (typically goods ...
In Israel, the National Health Insurance Law (or National Health Insurance Act) is the legal framework that enables and ... The law prohibits insurers from capping their liability for a person's health care needs, a move expected to reduce medically ... The NHS Constitution for England documents, at high level, the objectives of the NHS, the legal rights and responsibilities of ... the share of legal nonelderly residents with insurance coverage would rise from about 83 percent in 2010 to about 94 percent by ...
A liability threshold model for ALS proposes that cellular damage accumulates over time due to genetic factors present at birth ... legal, and education jobs.[57] Other potential risk factors remain unconfirmed, including chemical exposure, electromagnetic ... Some NFL players involved in the legal settlement complained that the NFL was not doing enough to help players. The judge in ...
Legal. Illegal. Legal. Illegal. Legal. Illegal Legal. Illegal. Legal. Illegal. Legal. Illegal ... Technically, Colorado, Kansas, and West Virginia do not have laws forbidding non-physicians from doing abortions, but liability ... Legal. Illegal. Don't Know. Legal. Illegal. Don't Know. Legal. Illegal. Don't Know ... "Do you think abortions should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all ...
... sensitivity is not only a liability but also may confer advantages." ...
Since the law formerly counted for Δ-9 THC, Δ-8 THC is considered legal to sell under the farm bill and is currently being sold ... liability. 8-10% (Relatively low risk of tolerance)[1]. Routes of. administration. Oral, local/topical, transdermal, sublingual ... Recreational use of cannabis is legal in many parts of North America, increasing the demand for THC monitoring methods in both ... Based upon several nationwide epidemiological studies, marijuana's dependence liability has been reliably determined to be 8 to ...
If a person changes their legal gender, they will be issued a new identity number as well to reflect their new legal gender[2] ... needing it for car liability insurance and for medical travel insurance coordination). Other companies often ask for it in ...
The families of the three boys and their legal representatives fought the case at trial. All three boys had alibis for the time ... It brought in protection for council members from claims for negligence: liability was made to depend on bad faith. Report of ... which is the civil standard of legal proof. In spite of opposition from some civil servants, he was allowed to proceed on this ...
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... legal_US = ,!-- OTC / Rx-only / Schedule I, II, III, IV, V --, , legal_status = , dependency_liability = , routes_of_ ... Alternatively legal_AU, legal_CA, legal_UK and legal_US may be set to the fixed options in the table below. The template will ... Hence , legal_AU = S2 , legal_UK = gsl , legal_US = Rx-only , legal_status = Not marketed in Asia Gives S2(AU) POM(UK) ℞-only( ... legal_US = ,!-- OTC / Rx-only / Schedule I, II, III, IV, V --, , legal_status = , dependency_liability = , routes_of_ ...
liability. Psychological: low-moderate. Physical: none. Addiction. liability. None-Low (w/o an MAO-B inhibitor)[1]. Moderate ( ... Legal status. Legal status. *AU: Unscheduled *CA: Unscheduled *UK: Unscheduled *US: Unscheduled ... a defining feature that underlies the abuse liability of amphetamine and other psychomotor stimulants. β-PEA was also as ...
In economics, net worth refers to the value of assets owned minus the value of liabilities owed at a point in time.[8] Wealth ... "to prove a legal title to land one must trace it back to the man who stole it." ... For national wealth as measured in the national accounts, the net liabilities are those owed to the rest of the world.[27] The ... Net worth is defined as the current value of one's assets less liabilities (exclude the principle in trust accounts). [2] ...
Governance processes, which ensure the entity is operating in full compliance with necessary legal regulations, guidelines, and ...
Water damage legal liability insurance provides financial protection to a person or business that causes water damage to the ... How Water Damage Legal Liability Insurance Works Water damage legal liability insurance is a kind of liability insurance. ... What Is Water Damage Legal Liability Insurance? Water damage legal liability insurance refers to a type of policy that provides ... Liability insurance policies can cover both legal costs and any legal payouts for destruction, damage, or injury, however ...
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While its seminal decision on corporate liability for nursing homes awaits judgment from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the ... Court Imposes Corporate Liability on Nursing Homes. While its seminal decision on corporate liability for nursing homes awaits ... legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information. ... ALM Legal Publication Newsletters. Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.. As part of your digital membership, you can ...
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... possible legal liability of members of the Network arising from their peer review activities.GAO noted that: (1) the supply of ... GAO concludes that the rules preemption provision is unlikely to affect the availability of peer review liability protection ... Legal Liability and Data Confidentiality. OGC-99-47R: Published: May 3, 1999. Publicly Released: May 3, 1999.. ... possible legal liability of members of the Network arising from their peer review activities. ...
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  • The law has changed from caveat emptor ('let the buyer beware') to Strict Liability for manufacturing defects that make a product unreasonably dangerous. (
  • Strict liability involves extending the responsibility of the vendor or manufacturer to all individuals who might be injured by the product, even in the absence of fault. (
  • 1) According to this doctrine, strict liability may be viewed as a halfway house between mens rea (where the prosecution is required to prove fault or the requisite mental element beyond reasonable doubt, as is the case for all criminal offences) and absolute liability (where there is no fault requirement, and proof of the proscribed act, or actus reus, leads to a finding of guilt). (
  • Operators carrying out dangerous activities listed in Annex III of the Directive fall under strict liability (no need to proof fault). (
  • The amendments broadened the scope of strict liability by adding the "management of extractive waste" and the "operation of storage sites pursuant to Directive 2009/31/EC" to the list of dangerous occupational activities in Annex III of the ELD. (
  • 1 of the German Product Liability Act is based on the European Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC that created a regime of strict liability for defective products. (
  • What are the main elements which a claimant must prove to succeed in a strict liability type claim for damage caused by a defective product? (
  • The Automobile Liability Security Act enhances relief for the victim by effectively placing strict liability on the vehicle operator (for that very reason, the Automobile Liability Security Act regulates automobile liability insurance which covers said liability). (
  • If a claim оf strict liability іѕ tо be рurѕuеd, thе injured party wіll nееd to ѕhоw thаt due tо a defect, the product was unrеаѕоnаblу dangerous fоr іtѕ intended uѕе. (
  • Many of the early cases understood to impose strict liability actually involved vicarious liability. (
  • Intending to protect the consumers from ills they could not discover for themselves, legislatures passed, and courts enforced, strict liability statutes that carried relatively mild penalties (usually fines) against the merchants. (
  • The assertion that strict liability offense did not carry stigma was totally untested. (
  • Moreover, many statutes interpreted as applying strict liability apply rather severe penalties. (
  • C. Wes Pittman (CWP): It's personal injury, including product liability and medical malpractice, essentially very serious and catastrophic injury cases. (
  • Provides for modified joint and several liability in medical malpractice cases so that liability is several among defendants who go to trial, but does not take into account settling defendant's liability. (
  • Personal injury lawyer and expert on food-borne illness litigation Bill Marler of Marler Clark, who is giving the class action lawyers financial and legal support, told TimesLIVE that contacting the victims has proved extremely difficult. (
  • According to him, his ministry was also able to secure assistance from the International Senior Lawyers Project in specialised areas of legal practice such as preparing, drafting and reviewing international commercial agreements to cover capacity deficit in the ministry in the short term. (
  • The following checklist is a planning tool for lawyers highlighting the relevant partners, resources, planning considerations, due process considerations, and issues of legal liability and immunity that may arise in the context of any public health emergency whether natural or manmade. (
  • The Barry A. Cohen Law Group are Tampa premises liability lawyers with more than 50 combined years of experience protecting the rights of those injured because of the negligence of others. (
  • To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our Tampa premises liability lawyers, please fill out the form below or call us at (813) 225-1655. (
  • Support for the proposition that liability can be assessed against defendants who are not parties to the litigation exists in two separate clauses of this paragraph. (
  • Second, the legislature barred any collateral effects of a liability finding for parties covered by this provision in any subsequent litigation. (
  • In the United States, some consumers have hailed the rapid growth of product liability litigation as an effective tool for Consumer Protection . (
  • While this article will focus on helmets (motorcycle helmets, football helmets, batting helmets, bicycle helmets, etc.) which fail to protect the user, and why this may open the manufacturer up to litigation under product liability law. (
  • But these modern tools have also presented new compliance challenges, legal risks, and potent means of reaching potential class members and spreading litigation trends. (
  • Many of the firm's attorneys have leadership roles on clients' legal defense teams for litigation in various multidistrict litigation and mass claim matters. (
  • He regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in national mass tort litigation, often as a national team member, particularly involving regulatory and legal strategy issues. (
  • He regularly represents medical device and pharmaceutical clients in products liability litigation. (
  • Silver has more than two decades of experience in business litigation, employment and professional liability matters. (
  • Silver comes to KDV from the Sherman Oaks, CA office of Nemecek & Cole where he was a business litigation and professional liability partner of the firm. (
  • In Re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 611 F. Supp. (
  • A major factor contributing to the recent turbulence in the nursing home liability insurance market is increased litigation activity against nursing home operators. (
  • However, the nature of the link between nursing home litigation and the cost and availability of professional liability insurance is a matter of considerable debate in the policy arena. (
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  • Transportation Law/Personal Injury and Product Liability litigation. (
  • Bill's experience encompasses complex scientific and medical expert witness preparation and development in pharmaceutical products liability litigation. (
  • Felix Hörlsberger , who provides ' clear and pragmatic advice ', leads the insurance defence litigation team, which is regularly instructed as monitoring counsel in high-volume liability and coverage disputes. (
  • Common law liability arises from negligence, breach of contract, and fraud. (
  • If a state follows the doctrine of contributory negligence, the auditor may eliminate their liability to the client based on contributory negligence by the client. (
  • In order for the court to decide if the auditor's duty actually extended to the third party, for ordinary negligence, there are four legal approaches each state could follow. (
  • By Darrian Matthews , a 2018 Judge K.K. Legett Fellow at Washington Legal Foundation who will be entering her third year at Texas Tech University School of Law in the fall. (
  • Under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the "2018 Farm Bill"), cannabis products derived from hemp are federally legal to sell and use. (
  • A person whose liability may be determined pursuant to this section does not include an employer to the extent that the employer is granted immunity from liability or suit pursuant to the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L. 736, No. 338), known as the Workers' Compensation Act. (
  • For instance, the US government has granted Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their Covid-19 vaccines. (
  • immunity from liability. (
  • Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of jurisdictions that have eliminated or modified joint and several liability. (
  • What if the other state has also abolished joint and several liability? (
  • Joint and several liability is a theory of recovery that permits the plaintiff to recover damages from multiple defendants collectively, or from each defendant individually. (
  • In a state that follows the rule of joint and several liability, if a plaintiff sues three defendants, two of whom are 95 percent responsible for the defendant's injuries, but are also bankrupt, the plaintiff may recover 100 percent of her damages from the solvent defendant that is 5 percent responsible for her injuries. (
  • The rule of joint and several liability is neither fair, nor rational, because it fails to equitably distribute liability. (
  • ATRA supports replacing the rule of joint and several liability with the rule of proportionate liability. (
  • and (2) barring the application of joint and several liability to recover from co-defendants found to be responsible for less than a certain percentage (such as 25%) of the plaintiff's harm. (
  • The personal injury bar's argument in support of joint and several liability-that the rule protects the right of their clients to be fully compensated-fails to address the hardship imposed by the rule on co-defendants that are required to pay damages beyond their proportion of fault. (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: SF 35 (1994). (
  • Amends the joint and several liability reform passed in 1986. (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 17 (1986): Wyo. (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 421 (2005). (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: HB 2122 (2003). (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 11 (1995). (
  • Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in the recovery of all damages from defendants found to be less than 51% at fault. (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 4630 (1986): Wash. Rev. Code Ann. (
  • Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in the recovery of all damages, except in cases in which defendants acted in concert or the plaintiff is found to be fault free, or in cases involving hazardous or solid waste disposal sites, business torts and manufacturing of generic products. (
  • Joint and Several Liability Reform: HB 74 (1999): Utah Code Ann. (
  • Liability insurance is itself a type of coverage that protects an individual or business from the risk of being sued or being held legally responsible-that is, liable -for something. (
  • In commercial law, limited liability is a method of protection included in some business formations that shields its owners from certain types of liability and that amount a given owner will be liable for. (
  • It imposes a nondelegable, absolute liability on owners and general contractors for construction-related injuries, even though the liable party does not perform the work, supervise the work, or employ the injured worker. (
  • Looks to me like an application of Coase to the pesticide drift question - clarifying who has legal liability for the consequences of actions when those actions affect others, use of the common law concept of nuisance - with the result that the pesticide sprayer is liable for the costs of the consequences. (
  • Many owners do not realize, however, that the limited liability provided by a corporation or LLC will not keep owners from being personally liable for certain withheld taxes that are to be held in withholding trust accounts. (
  • Officers, directors and responsible parties are almost uniformly held personally liable if funds have been withheld or received from one source, the funds collected are earmarked to pay a particular tax liability, and the responsible person fails to pay the taxes. (
  • In a proportionate liability system, each co-defendant is proportionally liable for the plaintiff's harm. (
  • If there is more than one entity liable, is liability joint and several? (
  • However, who is actually liable (in this discussion, we are referring to civil liability) if a self-driven vehicle causes an accident? (
  • Nevertheless, the fact that the vehicle operator is held liable does not excuse the manufacturer from liability. (
  • Accordingly, the primarily liable insurance company will attempt to use product liability when seeking reimbursement from the manufacturer. (
  • In International Energy Group Limited v Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch 24 the Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether the employer's liability insurer (the defendant) was liable to indemnify its insured 25 (the claimant) who had paid out damages for mesothelioma contracted by a former employee in Guernsey. (
  • Products liability claims and negligent entrustment claims can both involve tortious conduct in another jurisdiction that leads to an injury in Pennsylvania. (
  • In general, however, insurance providers only cover liabilities arising from negligent torts rather than intentional wrongs or breach of contract. (
  • The history of the law of product liability is largely a history of the erosion of the doctrine of privity, which states that an injured person can sue the negligent person only if he or she was a party to the transaction with the injured person. (
  • This meant that a negligent manufacturer who sold a product to a retailer, who in turn sold it to the plaintiff, was effectively insulated from liability. (
  • Liability is not limited where the livestock professional knowingly used faulty tack, the person failed to reasonable care to protect the participant from a known, human-made dangerous condition, the person is a livestock activity sponsor and fails to comply with the notice requirement, or the act or omission of the person was willful or negligent. (
  • The California Premises Liability Attorneys at Bisnar Chase have been helping people get their lives back after they have been injured as result of a premises liability accident or a negligent security injury. (
  • This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information. (
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  • William Essing Product Liability Lawyer Drinker Biddle. (
  • William V. Essig is a trial lawyer focused on defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in mass tort and products liability litigations in federal and state courts across the country. (
  • Whether you are pursuing a claim against an individual, corporation or a governmental entity, it is important that you have an experienced premises liability lawyer on your side, who knows and understand the law and who will fight tirelessly for your legal rights and best interests. (
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - A professional liability insurer has no duty to cover the costs of a $1.75 million legal malpractice action filed against a law firm insured and two of its attorneys, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled April 10 (Chicago Insurance Co. v. Paulson & Nace, et al. (
  • Manufacturers and others who distribute and sell goods argue that product liability verdicts have enriched plaintiffs' attorneys and added to the cost of goods sold. (
  • The Bradley attorneys listed in the Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2019 are Lindsey C Boney IV, W. Wayne Drinkwater, James W. Gewin, William F. Goodman III, Tripp Haston, Lela Hollabaugh, Kim Bessiere Martin, Charles A. "Chuck" Stewart and R. Thomas Warburton. (
  • We congratulate our outstanding product liability defense attorneys who have been singled out by Who's Who Legal as among the top practitioners in the world," said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. (
  • He will also handle professional liability matters including representing attorneys, directors and officers, real estate agents and brokers, insurance agents and brokers, accountants and architects. (
  • Personal liability insurance makes payments on the policyholder's behalf in cases of at-home and auto accidents, as well as situations that involve libel, slander, vandalism, or invasion of privacy. (
  • Next, vehicle-related liability if employees are allowed to drive company cars since this could lead to accidents while they use the company cars. (
  • Product-related liability (also called manufacturer's liability) details poor manufacturing of products that results in injuries and/or accidents, which is discussed in more detail in the following section. (
  • Injuries that do occur are premises liability accidents. (
  • Under premises liability law, California property owners can be held financially accountable for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises. (
  • Not all accidents result in valid injury claims, but anyone who has suffered an injury on someone else's property would be well advised to look into their legal rights and options. (
  • However, when excluding accidents resulting in property damage and focusing strictly on accidents resulting in personal injury, liability as defined in current laws does not arise from mistaken driving operations by the driver. (
  • Accordingly, for the time being, victims of accidents caused by self-driven vehicles will receive relief based on the victim relief system of the current Automobile Liability Security Act. (
  • Similar to normal accidents involving manufactured products, manufacturers are subject to product liability if an accident were to occur due to a defect in the automobile. (
  • The first is employment-related issues where the larger the work force, and the more turnover there is, the larger the likelihood of liability lawsuits such as wrongful termination claims. (
  • Due to the risk of liability, CPAs and accounting firms may carry professional liability insurance to provide some protection from legal claims and lawsuits, although some firms choose to self-insure. (
  • Our weekly newsletter sheds light on the lawsuits, people, and organizations that continually clog the American legal system. (
  • The National Education Association (NEA) believes it is the responsibility of your employer to provide you with insurance to protect you from personal financial liability stemming from employment-related lawsuits. (
  • The current wave of CBD-related lawsuits has primarily been product liability claims. (
  • The e-commerce industry, just like every other niche within the tech industry, has had to adapt to an increasingly demanding legal and regulatory environment that has often led to lawsuits, product recalls, and closures in some parts of the world. (
  • Even if it didn't exist, it makes legal sense simply not to allow lawsuits against a mere middleman for the actions of an end user. (
  • This Minnesota statute comprises the state's equine activity liability statute. (
  • The Multi-Annual Work Programme (MAWP) 2017 - 2020 'Making the Environmental Liability Directive more fit for purpose' has been developed in response to the REFIT evaluation which showed clear knowledge gaps and implementation deficiencies that need to be tackled in a more structured and systematic way. (
  • Anyone who, in good faith, does any of the acts listed in subdivisions (1) through (3) of this section as part of a Methamphetamine Watch Program approved by the Department of Justice is immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed for that action. (
  • Although there is some dispute as to whether Anglo-American criminal law has always required the state to prove that the defendant had a culpable mental state for every element of an offense, there is general consensus that, except for the rule that ignorance of the law is no excuse and the felony murder doctrine, such a mental state has been required for criminal liability over the last few centuries. (
  • The paradigmatic case of strict criminal liability is where a totally innocent actor (Joan) possesses, sells, or transports a white powder that she honestly and reasonably believes to be salt but that turns out to be cocaine. (
  • Most cases of "strict criminal liability" involve instances where the defendant has made a mistake with regard to an attendant circumstance (fact) of the crime. (
  • Strict criminal liability is often confused with vicarious liability, with which it may overlap. (
  • The development of strict criminal liability between 1850 and 1950 may be explained in several ways. (
  • With the growth of the (civil) regulatory state, however, the need for such criminal liability has become increasingly dubious. (
  • For example, in United States v. Balint (258 U.S. 250 (1922)), the Supreme Court intimated that strict criminal liability could be imposed notwithstanding a possible punishment of five years. (
  • 1793 (1994)), the Court, while emphasizing that a long prison sentence might well require interpreting a statute to require mens rea, rejected a suggestion that a ten-year prison sentence would automatically exclude strict criminal liability. (
  • This means that, barring some form of contractual environmental indemnity provision from a financially stable seller, the new landowners are actually fine with opening themselves to any and all environmental liabilities associated with that property once construction starts. (
  • Charterers are exposed to different risks, either through contractual indemnities and liabilities, or to other third parties. (
  • For purposes of apportioning liability only, the question of liability of any defendant or other person who has entered into a release with the plaintiff with respect to the action and who is not a party shall be transmitted to the trier of fact upon appropriate requests and proofs by any party. (
  • Both of these provisions support the potential for the jury to be permitted to apportion liability against an unnamed defendant. (
  • The statute retroactively abolishing joint liability for any defendant found to be less than 51% at fault violated the Due Process Clauses of the State and Federal Constitutions. (
  • Homeowners insurance policies generally include water damage legal liability, either as part of the personal liability coverage or in a separate rider. (
  • However, if the triggering event and ensuing water damage are caused by poor maintenance, malfeasance, or deliberate carelessness, the liability coverage might not apply or your insurance company might reject the claim. (
  • If you want broader liability coverage than that provided by your homeowners insurance, you could purchase what is commonly called an umbrella insurance policy . (
  • A type of personal liability coverage, an umbrella insurance policy handles claims that exceed what your homeowners or auto insurance will cover. (
  • As the conversation progressed, we discussed various options that ranged from an excess route offering owner's protective professional indemnity coverage to a project-specific professional liability program that would 'wrap up' the entire design team. (
  • After the process was placed on track, the broker was then asked if the client had pollution legal liability (PLL) coverage? (
  • Written by nationally recognized insurance law practitioners and academics, Insurance Practices and Coverage in Liability Defense, Second Edition (formerly titled Defending the Insured ) provides the first comprehensive and objective analysis of the various duties and potential pitfalls confronting each party in the three-way relationship between insurance carrier, insured, and the appointed counsel in insurance defense. (
  • Insurance Practices and Coverage in Liability Defense, Second Edition is the book that combines practice and theory, that serves both the insurer and insured, the national practitioner and the local counsel, and informs courts where concurrence and divergence exist on the sometimes thorny, interrelated issues. (
  • Those carriers that decided to stay in the market have changed the terms and conditions of liability coverage, taking on less risk at higher prices. (
  • a The high cost and limited availability of professional liability insurance has resulted in a growing number of nursing home operators being forced to operate without any professional liability insurance coverage whatsoever. (
  • To keep you better informed and advised, we regularly publish newsletters for Property Risks & Coverage, Motor (Court in Traffic) and Scotland (Legal Watch Scotland). (
  • insurance coverage and/or general liability 2nd chair trial experience. (
  • If your liability coverage isn't enough to cover the damages of an accident or an incident on your property, a personal umbrella insurance policy kicks. (
  • Statutory law liability is the obligation that comes from a certain statute or a law, which is applied, to society. (
  • Known colloquially as the Scaffold Law, the statute imposes absolute liability upon owners and general contractors when workers sustain gravity related injuries, without regard to their contributing fault. (
  • Earlier this year, the government largely rejected advice put forward by the House of Lords' delegated powers and regulatory reform committee (DPRRC) that key measures in the Civil Liability Bill should feature in primary, not secondary, legislation . (
  • Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD - Medterra CBD seeks sanctions against Healthcare Resources Management Group over 'frivolous' claims - A Calif.-based hemp. (
  • In contrast, competitive bidding and contracting generally have been considered exclusively 'market driven' concepts based solely on financial and commercial considerations without serious regard to ethical principles, except to the extent that some business practices may have legal or regulatory compliance ramifications. (
  • Axon Underwriting proudly launches another best-in-class specialty insurance product - Pollution Legal Liability - protecting insureds in the face of site environmental exposures. (
  • Somerville, NJ - Axon Underwriting announces the addition of Pollution Legal Liability (PLL) insurance to its suite of best-in-class specialized insurance products, expanding in-house underwriting capabilities to offer property owners safe and reliable protection from unforeseen pollution liabilities. (
  • Water damage legal liability insurance refers to a type of policy that provides financial protection to a person or business that unintentionally causes water damage to the property of another. (
  • For individuals, water damage legal liability insurance and the cost for it is typically included in renter, homeowners, and condo insurance policies. (
  • Water damage legal liability insurance is a type of policy that covers an individual or business that unintentionally causes water damage to someone else's property or possessions. (
  • Water damage legal liability insurance is a kind of liability insurance . (
  • Liability insurance policies can cover both legal costs and any legal payouts for destruction, damage, or injury, however inadvertent, which the insured is deemed responsible for. (
  • There are various situations when water damage legal liability insurance could help protect an individual from enormous costs. (
  • If the owners of a second-floor condo unit experienced a water heater explosion, for example, and the water leaked into any units on the first floor, water damage legal liability insurance would protect the owners of the second-floor condo by providing the money to repair the damage to the first-floor units. (
  • If the owners of the second-floor condo did not have water damage legal liability insurance, they could be held responsible for the repair costs themselves. (
  • Not all policies include water damage legal liability insurance, so it is important to read the insurance contract carefully. (
  • What Is Personal Liability Insurance? (
  • A policyholder's personal liability insurance pays for covered losses and damages sustained by third parties, along with related legal costs. (
  • Homeowners insurance covers losses and damage to an owner's residence, furnishings, and other possessions, as well as providing liability protection. (
  • A given liability may be covered by insurance. (
  • Concerns about high damage awards and insurance costs have led to proposals to limit liability for public accounting firms. (
  • FreeAdvice® is a unit of 360 Quote LLC providing millions of consumers with outstanding legal and insurance information and advice - for free - since 1995. (
  • Have you ever received an urgent call from an insurance agent or broker looking to purchase project professional liability insurance for their developer/owner client when they should be just as focused on environmental liability associated with the site itself? (
  • However, since this not always available -- and because the liability potential can be so serious for individuals employed by schools and other educational units -- NEA provides all eligible association members with professional liability insurance through the NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program. (
  • The EEL program is a professional liability insurance program which NEA provides as a benefit of membership. (
  • Liability and insurance laws vary in each state. (
  • The market for professional liability insurance for nursing home operators has been in a state of flux in recent years, beginning in the late 1990s. (
  • The cost of professional liability insurance has increased dramatically in all areas of the country, though much higher increases have occurred in some regions than in others. (
  • This report is one of five case studies prepared as part of a larger study sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation within the Department of Health and Human Services on trends and issues in the nursing home liability insurance market. (
  • Additional case studies are being conducted of the nursing home liability insurance market in the states of Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. (
  • The case studies are designed to provide greater insight into the dynamics of the problem by examining the experiences of states with differing long-term care, economic, political, legal, and insurance landscapes. (
  • All employers are required to carry Employers' Liability (EL) insurance. (
  • After the trial court awarded attorney fees and divided the fees in accordance with the written fee agreement, the California Appeals Court reversed, holding the written fee agreement was unenforceable because the attorney seeking to enforce it had failed to disclose to his clients that he lacked professional liability insurance in violation of former Rule of Professional Conduct 3-410. (
  • However, none of the representation agreements with the clients disclosed that Waisbren did not have professional liability insurance. (
  • At that time, Miller challenged the written fee division agreement as unenforceable, based on the fact that Waisbren did not disclose his lack of professional liability insurance to the clients. (
  • On appeal, the California Appeals Court held that the representation agreements were unenforceable, as to Waisbren's share, because he failed to disclose to any of the class representatives in writing that he lacked professional liability insurance, in violation of former Rule of Professional Conduct 3-410. (
  • Indeed, neither the representation agreements nor the attorney fee division consent forms, which the class representatives signed, mentioned that Waisbren did not have professional liability insurance. (
  • This decision illustrates that, in California, an attorney's failure to disclose to the client that he or she does not have professional liability insurance-in violation of former Rule 3-410 of the Rules of Professional Conduct-will render the attorney's fee agreement with the client unenforceable. (
  • Our comprehensive charterers' liability cover and freight demurrage and defence insurance are available to all charterers and traders. (
  • For these reasons, Charterers P&I as part of The MECO Group offer liability insurance exclusively for charterers. (
  • In the case of personal injury caused by a self-driven vehicle, there is application of automobile liability insurance (compulsory insurance). (
  • Where a judge reformed an insurance policy so as to remove a $25,000 liability limitation for claims arising from animal bites, the reformation was unwarranted because there was an insufficient showing of mutual mistake. (
  • liability for mesothelioma following upon exposure to asbestos created during an insurance period involves a sufficient 'weak' or 'broad' causal link for the disease to be regarded as 'caused' within the insurance period . (
  • The law regarding the liability, under state tort claims, against an entity and public officers varies from state to state. (
  • Looking beyond the Civil Liability Bill, our concerns obviously extend to the fact that the grossly unfair proposed increase in the small claims track limit may receive minimal parliamentary scrutiny and debate. (
  • They also expanded their liability theories to allege that spouses and other relatives of asbestos-exposed workers had damage claims. (
  • Here are some of the special features of product liability claims arising from defective medical devices. (
  • All defective product liability claims come in three varieties. (
  • To learn more, read Nolo's article Types of Defective Product Liability Claims . (
  • The Club maintains a list of commercial and legal correspondents in most ports who are able to assist the Club's claims staff with investigations, surveyors and casualties. (
  • Are Liability Claims Affected by Vehicle Recalls? (
  • In addition to navigating these new prescriber and pharmacy rules applicable to opioid medications, health care facilities may be exposed to new liability claims related to opioid prescribing on behalf of both their prescribers and their pharmacies. (
  • Section 25602 (d)(1) states that nothing shall preclude a claim against a parent, guardian or another adult who knowingly furnishes alcoholic beverages at his or her residence to a person whom he or she knows, or should have known, to be under 21 years of age, in which case the furnishing of the alcoholic beverage may be found to be the proximate (legal) cause of resulting injuries or death. (
  • Broken bones, spinal cord injury, fractured hips, head trauma such as brain injury, herniated or bulging discs, back injury, shoulder injury and muscle and ligament injury are examples of premises liability injuries. (
  • Recovery from these types of injuries can take months to even years, not to mention the time it takes for a premises liability lawsuit to settle. (
  • Sometimes, these injuries can form the basis for a product liability claim. (
  • The attorney general of the Cherokee Nation on Thursday asked an Oklahoma federal court to dismiss a suit filed by pharmacies and drug distributors aimed at halting a tribal court case against them that alleged liability for opioid addiction, saying the tribal court case had ended. (
  • Talk to a Product Liability attorney. (
  • Attorney Stuart Mark Axelrod founded our Myrtle Beach law firm, Axelrod & Associates, in 2005, bringing over 10 years of legal experience to clients in coastal South Carolina. (
  • Seeking Senior product liability attorney with 16. (
  • If you were injured, you will need to hire A Lowell attorney specializing in product liability cases. (
  • It is not intended to be legal advice and does not create or imply an attorney-client relationship. (
  • While its seminal decision on corporate liability for nursing homes awaits judgment from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the state Superior Court has kicked a similar matter back to Philadelphia court for the possible addition of punitive damages. (
  • Payment of damages usually resolves the liability. (
  • Internally, liability in damages as well as the extent of compensation depend, unless otherwise specified by an internal agreement or by a special law, on the circumstances, in particular to what extent the damage is caused mainly by one or the other party. (
  • In its recent overview, the Council on Investments for the Future reached the same conclusion based on reports issued by the MLIT's Research Council on Liability for Damages in Autonomous Driving. (
  • First, the legislature specifically excluded employers from the classification of parties that can share in a liability determination. (
  • According to the law firm Jackson Lewis, NJBIA's HR legal hotline provider , website accessibility, employee biometric information, and online assessments of job candidates are some of the areas employers need to watch. (
  • Most employers operate as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC). (
  • The employers' liability contract between the insurer and the insured had been in place only for the last 6 years of that period of employment. (
  • In an effort to further educate our visitors, Rasansky Law Firm has developed a library of legal articles ranging from topics such as statutes of limitations to wrongful death. (
  • In some states, such as California, where both are collected, personal liability extends to all trust fund taxes. (
  • Aon Estimates of Nursing Home Liability Costs--California vs. U.S. (
  • While generally someone who is only a stockholder or a director would not meet the legal definition of a responsible person, there have been cases where a zealous revenue agent casts a wide net and seeks to impose liability on a director or majority owner. (
  • When the IRS discovers the company's failure to remit payroll taxes, it seeks to impose liability, not only on the CEO but also on certain board members whom the agent believes knew that the company was not paying taxes or recklessly disregarded the facts. (
  • A tort is an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability. (
  • Statutory liability provides cover for defense costs, fines and penalties charged against the firm. (
  • Bradley is pleased to announce that nine of the firm's partners have been named by Who's Who Legal as among the world's leading product liability defense practitioners. (
  • Guiding You Through The Legal Process At The Law Office of Roger Johnson in Conway, South Carolina, we have extensive experience handling DUI and criminal defense matters for individuals in the Myrtle Beach metro and surrounding areas. (
  • Here are a few things to note when pursuing legal compliance as an e-commerce business. (
  • Provide shared administration support to the Head of Legal, Governance, Complaints and Compliance and the Cbus Legal team. (
  • Examine legal compliance in the medical workplace. (
  • This is necessary to ensure compliance with state and federal drug prescribing laws and also to protect against legal liability. (
  • The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin recently applied the economic loss rule in a products liability action by a homeowner's property insurer against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective water softener that leaked and damaged drywall, flooring, and woodwork in the home. (
  • Directive 2004/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (ELD) establishes a framework based on the polluter pays principle to prevent and remedy environmental damage. (
  • The Environmental Liability Directive entered into force on 30 April 2004. (
  • Bradley's acclaimed Product Liability team members represent clients in a variety of industries and jurisdictions throughout the state and federal court systems. (
  • Claimants can prove liability through a myriad of different theories, known as theories of liability. (
  • Which theories of liability are available in a given case depends on nature of the law in question. (
  • Theories of liability can also be created by legislation. (
  • December 9, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) - - - Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, today announced that Robert Scott Silver has joined the firm's Employment Practices Liability practice as a partner in its Los Angeles office. (
  • Since the doors of The Law Office of Brad C. Richardson, LLC first opened in Marion, clients from throughout the Pee Dee and Grand Strand have turned to the law firm for help in overcoming their legal challenges. (
  • They want to use their products in a vulnerable population even though they don't know if the product is either safe or effective, yet they demand complete legal immunity for their actions. (
  • The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently decided numerous choice-of-law issues in a products liability action brought by the family of a deceased helicopter pilot. (
  • Prior products liability experience is preferred. (
  • have 2-5 years of experience for the Products Liability group. (
  • Product liability law encourages companies to design, build, and market safe products and when a product is not safe consumers may have legal recourse. (
  • Liability presupposes that the producer has culpably breached a manufacturer's obligation (error in construction of manufacturing of the product, in giving instructions for the use of the products or in product monitoring). (
  • The government should only reject peers' advice about the use of secondary legislation to enact key parts of legislation like the Civil Liability Bill if there are "clear and compelling reasons", the House of Lords constitution committee said today. (
  • In the case of the Civil Liability Bill, the DPRRC recommended that the government should set out the definition of whiplash and the levels of compensation for claimants under the tariff scheme on the face of the bill, rather than in secondary legislation. (
  • The government should set out the definition of whiplash and the levels of compensation claimants will be due on the face of the Civil Liability Bill, rather than leaving them to secondary legislation, so that peers and MPs can understand what they are voting on, a parliamentary committee has said. (
  • As the ELD deals with the "pure ecological damage", it is based on the powers and duties of public authorities ("administrative approach") as distinct from a civil liability system for "traditional damage" (damage to property, economic loss, personal injury). (
  • In order to incentivize parents to reasonably use advanced surveillance applications, the proposed model imposes liability when failure to employ such tools results in juvenile cyber-wrongdoing, in addition to standard liability for not taking reasonable precautions upon learning about the risk. (
  • The model also imposes liability on schools for cyberbullying through school devices if they failed to: (1) enforce reliable identification of users, (2) employ advanced surveillance tools, or (3) take reasonable measures to prevent harm upon notification of possible misconduct. (
  • If the Oireachtas is to enact legislation to reinstate an offence of absolute liability , it can only do so after a constitutional amendment approved by the people at referendum. (
  • This questionnaire enables those seeking legal help to effectively identify and prepare their issues and problems. (
  • For business owners, there are main categories of liability exposure to be aware of in order to protect their businesses from liability and financial troubles and issues. (
  • When performed unnecessarily, malpractice liability issues arise. (
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  • This bibliography covers a number of legal issues that arrise in engineering. (
  • Beyond slip and fall cases, premises liability issues extend to the failure to provide reasonable security in apartment complexes, shopping centers, restaurants, bars, parking lots and garages. (
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  • Michelle Kimmel, press secretary for the group, noted that a Copley News Service story found that the 'U.S. Chamber's own pollster admitted that there is no way to measure the fairness of a state's legal system. (
  • Part of what makes us upset is that the domain name of a news site about a piece of free software that has both legal and illegal uses, has been seized without judicial scrutiny," Fjeld says. (
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  • E-cigarettes exploding warrants a product liability lawsuit. (
  • Waiting for premises liability lawsuit to settle can take a long time. (
  • You can be sued by customers for product defects for items that your business doesn't even manufacture, yet you may spend thousands of dollars on legal fees defending your business in a lawsuit. (