The Fifth Element of Negligence

Ashley, Ruthe C.
October 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p80
Academic Journal
Answers a question about negligence in patient care that produces compensable damages. Comparison between civil and criminal cases with respect to when damages can be awarded; Discussion of out-of-pocket, or economic, damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pharmaceuticals, therapy, housekeeping, and replacement of property; Determination of general, or noneconomic, damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, or loss of consortium; When punitive or monetary damages are awarded.


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