Medical personnel have to worry about lawsuits with every patient and
every action. One type of civil action is a negligence action.
Negligence is an unintentional tort (personal injury) claim that can
subject a healthcare worker and/or the caregiver’s employer to
When the negligence is at the hands of an individual who is considered
a professional and held to a higher standard, it is then called
For this discussion, you will use the St. Martha’s General Hospital
Scenario. Choose one of the following scenarios: The Affair, The
Bully, Creative Accounting, or The Slackers.
After reviewing a scenario, list and explain the elements that a
plaintiff would have to prove in order to win a claim for negligence.
Then, explain the concept of malpractice and what else would be needed
to win a claim for malpractice. Make sure to support your opinions
with evidence from your readings