Essay about Tort Laws and Ethics
Tort Law Defined
Tort Law can be defined as the civil wrongdoing against a person. Tort warrants claimants to seek restitution for their alleged disservice for bodily harm, effects, or character. …show more content…
Negligent tort is a multi-dimensional category that can cover many injuries that result from careless and negligent care. Negligence covers the act of unintentionally giving or neglecting to give a person care that may cause injury to the person receiving/not receiving the care. Malpractice can arise when a medical professional shows disregard and negligence to the person receiving care, which results in damages to the individuals person, assets, or reputation. Tort laws are often seen as a means of retribution when a patient feels that a health care professional violated the patient/doctor health care standards and ethics that govern how a patient shall receive proper care.
According to Pozgar (2010, Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals): “The four elements that must be present for a plaintiff to recover damages caused by negligence are (1) duty to care, (2) breach of duty, (3)