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Liability

being legally responsible for the harm caused to another person

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Negligence

*Failure to use ordinary/reasonable care
*conduct that results in the creation of an unreasonable risk of harm to others

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Standard of Reasonable Care

the level of care which an ordinary and reasonable person would use under comparable circumstances

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Duty of Care

provider must reasonably ensure that no harm comes to a patient under the provider's care

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What is needed to establish negligence?

1. Duty of Care
2. Conduct of defendant fell short of Duty of Care
3.Resultant damages

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Torts

Legal wrongs committed against the person or property of another

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Nonfeasance
(Act of Omission)

Individual fails to perform legal duties *i.e. not providing care to an injury*
(non = not doing)

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Malfeasance
(Act of Comission)

Individual commits an act that is not legal to their field *i.e. reducing a shoulder*
(Mal = malicious)

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Misfeasance

Individual improperly does something that they have the legal right to do. *i.e. burning someone with stim*
(Mis = mistake)

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Sovereign Immunity

Govn't nor those employed by govn't can be held liable for negligence

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Good Samaritan Law

Protects against legal liability for those who voluntarily choose to provide first aid

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Statute of Limitation

*Sets a specific length of time that individuals can sue for damages from negligence
*State by state (typically 1-3yrs)

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Assumption of Risk

Individual understands and accepts the risks involved in their particular sport or activity.

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General Health Insurance Policy

Covers illnesses, hospitalizations and emergency care

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Secondary Insurance Coverage

pays the athlete's remaining bills once personal ins. company has made payments

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Accident Insurance

Often covers accidents on school grounds while the student is in attendance (doesn't always cover sport specifics)

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Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO)

*Provide discount health care but also limit where a person can go for treatment.
* Fee-for-service basis

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Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO)

*Provides preventive measures and limits where the individual can receive care
*Patient must receive ins permission for care, unless in an emergency