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Topic: Negligence and Medical Malpractice

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

A thread of at least 1,000 words in response to the provided case study threads. Each thread and reply must reference at least 3 scholarly sources and follow current APA format (including both in-text citations and a reference list). You must also support each thread and reply with thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, and comparing/contrasting concepts and include thorough biblical worldview integration

 

View the assigned Healthcare Law LearnScape interactive episode in the Jones & Bartlett website (DB2 LearnScape Case Study). You will be presented with a negligence case stemming from an incident in the hospital. You must interview staff members and work with the General Counsel to determine the hospital’s liability for negligence and medical malpractice.

Prompt: Based on the information you gathered from the LearnScape video interviews, on your research, and on a biblical worldview, analyze this incident and write your recommendation to the Chief Counsel regarding negligence/malpractice liability. Directly address the 4 elements required to prove negligence:

1.       Duty to care

2.       Breach of duty

3.       Injury

 

4.       Causation (specifically foreseeability)